Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rated X By An All-White Jury

We're not in Seattle right now, but if we were, bet your sweet ass we would be heading over to Northwest Film Forum for a screening of Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-Itchyfooted Mutha. The film's 75-year-old director, Melvin Van Peebles (pictured above in a spread from Wax Poetics Anthology Volume 2) will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions. Click here for info; the film screens through September 14th if you can't make it tonight.

Here's a classic from his most well-known work of, well, genius: the theme from Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, written by Van Peebles and performed by a then-unknown Earth Wind & Fire.

Earth Wind & Fire Sweetback's Theme mp3

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