BaadAsssss Cinema 19 years old

A bold look at 70's blaxploitation films.

BaadAsssss Cinema

With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.

Credits

All Cast

Name Character
Quentin Tarantino He was 38, now 58 years old as Himself
Pam Grier She was 52, now 72 years old as Herself
Samuel L. Jackson He was 53, now 72 years old as Himself
Jim Brown He was 65, now 85 years old as Himself
Yaphet Kotto He was 62, now 81 years old as Himself
Richard Roundtree He was 59, now 79 years old as Himself
Isaac Hayes He was 59, 65 years old when he died as Himself
Gordon Parks He was 89, 93 years old when he died as Himself
Fred Williamson He was 63, now 83 years old as Himself
Gloria Hendry She was 52, now 72 years old as Herself
Larry Cohen He was 60, 77 years old when he died as Himself
Tamara Dobson She was 57, 62 years old when she died as Herself
Ron O'Neal He was 64, 66 years old when he died as Himself
Jim Kelly He was 41, 53 years old when he died as Himself
Jesse Jackson He was 60, now 79 years old as Himself
Ron Finley as Himself
Elvis Mitchell He was 43, now 62 years old as Himself
Max Julien He was 57, now 76 years old as Himself
Melvin Van Peebles He was 69, now 88 years old as Himself
Ed Guerrero as Himself
Bell hooks She was 49, now 68 years old as Herself
Roy Innis He was 67, 82 years old when he died as Himself
Afeni Shakur She was 54, 69 years old when she died as Herself
Armond White He was 49, now 68 years old as Himself

Crew

Name Department
Isaac Julien as Director. He was 42 (now 61) years old Directing
Adam Finch as Editor. He was 1 (now 21) years old Editing
Andy Cowton as Original Music Composer. Sound
Neal Brown as Cinematography. He was 21 (now 41) years old Crew
Gary Kinkead as Cinematography. Crew
Jonathan Partridge as Cinematography. Crew
BaadAsssss Cinema poster
BaadAsssss Cinema (19 years)

A bold look at 70's blaxploitation films.

  • Release day: Tuesday, January 01, 2002
  • Runtime: 58 minutes