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The Resource How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) - Artist Melvin van Peebles

How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) - Artist Melvin van Peebles

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How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) - Artist Melvin van Peebles
Title
How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) - Artist Melvin van Peebles
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Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Melvin Van Peebles will always be known as the man who not only changed the face of black cinema, but independent cinema forever, when he made his groundbreaking (and taboo breaking) film "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." But's he's always been a lot more than that, as a playwright, actor, author, stage performer, musician and who knows what else he's done in his 80 years. And he's likely not through yet...But how did a guy who grew up on the hard streets of the South side of Chicago go from there to becoming a filmmaker, a Tony-nominated playwright, an Air Force navigator, a novelist in two languages, a pioneer of the rap genre, and a floor trader at the American Stock Exchange among other things?..Taking the title from a never published essay by Van Peebles, the film follows his unpredictable life and career, both supported by his motto: if opportunity fails to knock, then build your own damn door and get on with it. The film includes decades of archival footage and interviews with a wide range of people, including Spike Lee, the late Gil Scott-Heron, Elvis Mitchell, the late pioneering filmmaker St. Clair Bourne and Van Peebles' own sons, Mario and Max
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Music Box Films in 2005
Language note
In English
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  • Music Box Films
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
85
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Race relations
Technique
live action
Label
How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) - Artist Melvin van Peebles
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (streaming video file) (86 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1243209
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 3367617
  • (OCoLC)985046860
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1243209
  • 3367617
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) - Artist Melvin van Peebles
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (streaming video file) (86 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1243209
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 3367617
  • (OCoLC)985046860
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1243209
  • 3367617
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
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