Melvin Van Peebles’s classic movie “Sweet Sweetback” soon on stage!

In 1971, Melvin Van Peebles directed and starred in one of the classics of African-American film. Now, with the group Burnt Sugar and a cast of more than a dozen, he workshops a new stage version, filled with Baadasssss songs. From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act, episode 22. Original airdate: 1/27/2010.

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