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A blurred movie year comes into focus at New York Film Fest

A movie year of fits-and-starts, delays and reversals has sometimes been difficult to track

melvin van peebles - ABC News
1:39pm PDT - September 23rd, 2021

A blurred movie year comes into focus at New York Film Fest

A movie year of fits-and-starts, delays and reversals has sometimes been difficult to track

melvin van peebles - Independent
1:37pm PDT - September 23rd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing filmmaker who championed Black cinema, dead at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the "blaxploitation" wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.

melvin van peebles - CBC News
10:27am PDT - September 23rd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing filmmaker who championed Black cinema, dead at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the "blaxploitation" wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.

melvin van peebles - CBC News
10:27am PDT - September 23rd, 2021

Filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles dead at 89

The groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician Melvin Van Peebles has died at the age of 89. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has more on his influential life and work.

melvin van peebles - CBS News
8:44am PDT - September 23rd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles: 'Godfather of black cinema' dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, famous for 70s films including Watermelon Man, died in New York aged 89.

melvin van peebles - BBC News
2:58am PDT - September 23rd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles death: Spike Lee, Barry Jenkins and Ava DuVernay lead tributes to the influential filmmaker

Melvin Van Peebles had ‘an unparalleled career distinguished by relentless innovation and boundless curiosity’

melvin van peebles - Independent
10:48pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Barry Jenkins, Sherri Shepherd Mourn Film Pioneer Melvin Van Peebles: 'True Hollywood Titan'

"We've lost another lion, the true revolutionary, an artistic gangsta, cultural disrupter who forever changed the game," tweeted David Alan Grier.

melvin van peebles - Newsweek
6:04pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing director and Black cinema champion, has died

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing African-American director who helped champion a new wave of modern Black cinema in the 1970s, has died, his son announced Wednesday. He was 89.

melvin van peebles - CNN
5:20pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Addio a Van Peebles, icona del nuovo cinema afroamericano

Con "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" creò genere "blaxploitation"

melvin van peebles - La Repubblica
4:58pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black Cinema, Dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “Blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.

melvin van peebles - Breitbart News
4:00pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, icon of Black cinema behind 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song,' dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, a legendary filmmaker and actor also known as the godfather of Black cinema, died Tuesday night. He was 89.

melvin van peebles - USA Today
3:52pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Influential filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89

He was known as the “godfather of Black cinema”

melvin van peebles - Independent
3:20pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, influential director, actor and writer, dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, the influential filmmaker behind "Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song" and father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles, has died.

melvin van peebles - NBC News
2:57pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, fiercely independent filmmaker, dies at 89

His “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” — about a Black American revolutionary on the run — was a milestone of independent and African American cinema.

melvin van peebles - The Washington Post
2:56pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, a Broadway playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, has died

melvin van peebles - ABC News
2:46pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, a Broadway playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, has died

melvin van peebles - Independent
2:44pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “Blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.

melvin van peebles - Associated Press
2:44pm PDT - September 22nd, 2021

RT @Tribeca: We are saddened by the death of the legendary Melvin Van Peebles this week. Known as the “Godfather of Black Cinema,” Van Peeb…

TRAMP (@LT38)
8:11pm PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @Variety: “True liberation did not mean imitating the colonizer’s mentality,” the statement reads. “It meant appreciating the power, bea…

dchenson (@dchenson3)
5:02pm PDT - October 26th, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, Hoppin' John https://t.co/KTfwXiIvug VIBES-LIVE RADIO

ROBINLYNNE (@robinlynnemabin)
2:05pm PDT - October 26th, 2021

The late great Melvin Van Peebles once wore a t-shirt that said: “Convicted by An All-White Jury.” This generation of Americans wouldn’t even understand its significance.

ALBERT T GOINS (@ALBERTTGOINS1)
1:44pm PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @EsquireClassic: Father and Son—Melvin Van and Mario Pebbles: https://t.co/ZOvKojimkC

Jon Alonso (@JonCAloznso)
1:32pm PDT - October 26th, 2021

RT @ava: “You have to not let yourself believe you can’t. Do what you can do within the framework you have. And don’t look outside. Look in…

Carmen Love ❤️‍ (@itsCarmenLove)
12:37pm PDT - October 26th, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles - What The . . . . You Mean I Can't Sing?! (1973) https://t.co/Zw2iAt2Qlj via @YouTube

Alvin Johnson (@johnsonalvin43)
3:34am PDT - October 26th, 2021

Indian Soap Opera editors got nothing on Melvin Van Peebles.

Logan (@Mc_Bumpy)
8:22pm PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @EsquireClassic: Father and Son—Melvin Van and Mario Pebbles: https://t.co/ZOvKojimkC

Andrea Morandi (@morandi_andrea)
11:07am PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @EsquireClassic: Father and Son—Melvin Van and Mario Pebbles: https://t.co/ZOvKojimkC

All-City Preez (@CrooklynsDodger)
10:57am PDT - October 25th, 2021

Father and Son—Melvin Van and Mario Pebbles: https://t.co/ZOvKojimkC

Esquire Classic (@EsquireClassic)
10:53am PDT - October 25th, 2021

BSOTS on @BondfireRadio w/music by the late, great Melvin Van Peebles @Machine_Drum @LakeciaB Quasimodo @TheFontanasUK @YungMiss DJ Format and a whole lot more. https://t.co/oqVQKYlgnT

Radio BSOTS (@bsots)
9:00am PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @tantriclens: #RIP Melvin Van Peebles Many times, I get young people asking, 'What do you think about black movies?' And I say, 'What a…

gokul nr (@redhistory21)
8:51am PDT - October 25th, 2021

RT @mayascade: in a tribute to melvin van peebles in the wake of his passing, i've created the first https://t.co/lznpLOtC9b 'directed by'…

DJ Moon Ra (@JointzOfTheDay)
8:42pm PDT - October 22nd, 2021

RT @ProjectHBW: Melvin Van Peebles passed away Sept. 21, 2021, at the age of 89. To commemorate his passing, HBW staff member Meleah Perez…

Jacinta R. Saffold, PhD (who was Priscilla Greene) (@ConcreteStories)
4:18pm PDT - October 22nd, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles passed away Sept. 21, 2021, at the age of 89. To commemorate his passing, HBW staff member Meleah Perez wrote a blog looking back at Van Peebles literary and cinematic legacy.

Read the blog here: https://t.co/nZRHlGJvn7 https://t.co/7p44B9cx9R

Melvin Van Peebles passed away Sept. 21, 2021, at the age of 89. To commemorate his passing, HBW staff member Meleah Perez wrote a blog looking back at Van Peebles literary and cinematic legacy. Read the blog here: https://t.co/nZRHlGJvn7 https://t.co/7p44B9cx9R

The Project on the History of Black Writing (@ProjectHBW)
4:00pm PDT - October 22nd, 2021

RT @RecordTeacher: What You Mean I Can't Sing? Melvin Van Peebles 1973 #Vinyl Atlantic #Records Sealed $69.99 https://t.co/22oZ5hpj4n #vin

Vinyl Love For All (@vinyl_for_life)
3:43pm PDT - October 22nd, 2021

What You Mean I Can't Sing? Melvin Van Peebles 1973 #Vinyl Atlantic #Records Sealed $69.99 https://t.co/22oZ5hpj4n #vinylshop #vinylrecords #vinylcollection #recordshop #recordstore #recordlover #recordcollectors #vinyljunkie #Music #Soul #Blues #Rock #Vintage #Jazz #Disco

Buy More Vinyl (@RecordTeacher)
3:15pm PDT - October 22nd, 2021

A Melvin Van Peebles tribute, African magic, and Ridley Scott's nightmare revisited. https://t.co/PMSkhgkpkR

Memphis Flyer (@MemphisFlyer)
9:30am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

RT @Jakelawler42: Also, finally had a chance to see Melvin Van Peebles’ WATERMELON MAN and it’s just a titanic achievement. An angry, hilar…

Michele Lawler (@MicheleLawler2)
8:21am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

Also, finally had a chance to see Melvin Van Peebles’ WATERMELON MAN and it’s just a titanic achievement. An angry, hilarious, tragic satire every bit as sharp as NETWORK or DR. STRANGELOVE. Godfrey Cambridge should’ve won an Oscar for his performance. Top 5 film of the 70s imo.

Jake Lawler (@Jakelawler42)
8:14am PDT - October 22nd, 2021
Criterion flash sale order came in quick! The Melvin Van Peebles set is also on its way. https://t.co/NfmZmkLahD

Criterion flash sale order came in quick! The Melvin Van Peebles set is also on its way. https://t.co/NfmZmkLahD

EM (@someguy283)
8:13am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

The episode when Regine was dating Melvin AND Mario Van Peebles >>>>>>

GirlTyler (@sheistyler)
7:59am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

RT @indiememphis: .@vibrotronica with the @MemphisFlyer highlights what you can expect during today's #IMFF21 screening lineup -- including…

Insane Clown Prince (@vibrotronica)
7:44am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

.@vibrotronica with the @MemphisFlyer highlights what you can expect during today's #IMFF21 screening lineup -- including a Melvin Van Peebles tribute, African magic, and Ridley Scott's nightmare revisited! https://t.co/zHXnpKECln

Indie Memphis (@indiememphis)
7:34am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

RT @mayascade: in a tribute to melvin van peebles in the wake of his passing, i've created the first https://t.co/lznpLOtC9b 'directed by'…

maame (@maamecxoo)
3:53am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

RT @Variety: “Dad knew that Black images matter,” Mario Van Peebles said in a statement from the Criterion Collection. “If a picture is wor…

Tawanda (@Tawanda46)
3:49am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

RT @Criterion: "Over the course of working on the box set, I observed two recurring themes when people talked about Van Peebles: (1) his ac…

Irenosen Okojie (@IrenosenOkojie)
2:53am PDT - October 22nd, 2021

RT @williamcson: A groundbreaking album. DOOM rapped over Sade, the late Melvin Van Peebles, Scooby-Doo samples, and more with so many quot…

blevz. (@blackhippyblevz)
2:40am PDT - October 22nd, 2021