Criterion Reflections – Episode 50 – Melvin Van Peebles’s SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode of this third season of the podcast features conversations with a variety of guests offering insights on movies that originally premiered in 1971 and were destined to eventually bear the Criterion imprint. In this episode, David is joined by Brad McDermott, Mark Repp and Jason Beamish to discuss Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, directed by Melvin Van Peebles.

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Melvin Van Peebles

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song








David Blakeslee

David hosts the Criterion Reflections podcast, a series that reviews the films of the Criterion Collection in their chronological order of release. The series began in 2009 and those essays (covering the years 1921-1967) can be found via the website link provided below. In March 2016, the blog transferred to this site, and in August 2017, the blog changed over to a podcast format. David also contributes to other reviews and podcasts on this site. He lives near Grand Rapids, Michigan and works in social services. Twitter / Criterion Reflections