Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles Remembered by Son Mario: “A Pioneer, a Maverick and One Cool Cat”

Melvin Van Peebles Remembered by Son Mario: “A Pioneer, a Maverick and One Cool Cat”

9/26/2021 4:42:00 AM

Melvin Van Peebles Remembered by Son Mario: “A Pioneer, a Maverick and One Cool Cat”

Mario Van Peebles , a noted filmmaker in his own right, remembers his father publicly for the first time since his death on Tuesday.

Shaftmade working with the man hip. AndSuperflymade dealing drugs against your own people — poisoning your own people for the man — hip. What the Panthers posited was that once the system — the studios — got hold of the formula, they would take the revolutionary core out of the cake. They would leave the icing — a nice empowered Black character, cool clothes, great music — but slowly they would make him more cartoony, more goofy and take the revolutionary core out of it.

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Just like rap. It started out with Melvin doingAin’t Supposed to Die a Natural Deathon Broadway and Gil Scott Heron and The Last Poets saying, “The revolution will not be televised.” But once the money guys got hold of it, it devolved into bitches and gold and gin and juice, without a message. It still has the beat, the rhythm and the image. But it lost the political ideology.

What a lot of people don’t know about Melvin was how kind he was. I remember going in my teens with him and my sister to a bar mitzvah that we were invited to. We didn’t really know what it was, but we went, and at the party the kids were standing around and seemed rather shy, so my sister and I — we looked like the Jacksons with our big fros — got on the dance floor and killed it. Everyone started clapping and watching us. Afterwards, my dad pulled us aside and said, “I’m really disappointed in you guys.” We asked why. He said, “The way you dance is not inviting others to join you. It’s saying, ‘We’re too cool for school and just witness it, but don’t join it.’ And if you don’t bring out the beauty in others, you’ll never understand the beauty of that older gentleman right there, who was in Auschwitz, or of that young girl over there, or of that little Asian guy over there. If you don’t bring out the beauty in others, you’re going to miss out on so much in life.” So we went back out on that dance floor, and my sister got that older fellow up, and I got the little girl up and we got everybody up. And one of those kids wound up becoming a dear friend and producing a movie with me years later. headtopics.com

There’s an old saying that “if we don’t learn to live together as brothers and sisters, we are going to perish together as fools.” As soon as he could make his movies independently, my father got folks to work together behind the camera and in front of the camera in harmony — people who were hippies, from the porn industry, students, Black, Latino, gay, straight, you name it. And then, slowly, Hollywood began to follow suit. Hollywood is still predominantly white male, but it’s more integrated than ever before.

I’m really happy that Criterion is about to release a collection of four of Melvin’s major films — SweetbackDon’t Play Us Cheap Read more: Hollywood Reporter »

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Influential filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles dies at 89Influential filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles , whom many consider the godfather of modern Black cinema, has died. On behalf of his family, The Criterion Collection and Janus Films confirmed his death in a statement posted Wednesday. 'In an unparalleled career distinguished by relentless innovation, boundless curiosity and spiritual empathy, Melvin Van Peebles made an indelible mark on the international cultural landscape through his films, novels, plays and music,' the statement said.

‘Beautiful exit’: Mario Van Peebles reflects on his iconic father’s film and civil rights legacyThe worlds of cinema, theater, and civil rights are mourning the death and celebrating the life of Melvin Van Peebles , who died this week at the age of 89. Peebles paved the way for today’s forays into more diverse storytelling and casting decades before the mainstream commercial success of films like “Black Panther” and “Selma.” His son, Mario Van Peebles , joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to reflect on his legacy.

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‘Beautiful exit’: Mario Van Peebles reflects on his iconic father’s film and civil rights legacyThe worlds of cinema, theater, and civil rights are mourning the death and celebrating the life of Melvin Van Peebles , who died this week at the age of 89. Peebles paved the way for today’s forays into more diverse storytelling and casting decades before the mainstream commercial success of films like “Black Panther” and “Selma.” His son, Mario Van Peebles , joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to reflect on his legacy.