How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (And Enjoy It) Poster

Release Date: March 27th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Melvin Van Peebles was one of the first black directors to challenge the white establishment in his films, which include "Watermelon Man" and "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." In this documentary, the life of Van Peebles is discussed, including his work not only in film, but also as a novelist, actor, musician, stock trader and even Air Force pilot. Interview subjects include Gil Scott-Heron, Spike lee and Melvin's son and fellow filmmaker, Mario Van Peebles.

Director: Joe Angio

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Breakfast at Noho LLC

Keywords: Intense, Inspiring, 2000s, 1980s, Rise, Son, 1970s, 1990s

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