Baadasssss Cinema - A Bold Look at 70's Blaxploitation Films
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Baadasssss Cinema - A Bold Look at 70's Blaxploitation Films
British director Isaac Julien takes on the Blaxploitation era of the '70s in the hour-long documentary 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. 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 Baad Asssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While certainly not stupendous, the film does provide a nice primer on the history and context for Blaxploitation cinema."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts