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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Back in 1974, rebel filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles wrote, directed and starred this rabble-rousing hallmark of black cinema. Peebles plays the main character, forced to go on the run from "the Man" after rescuing a Black Panther from a couple of racist cops. The plot is minimal and the style is quite dated now (Van Peebles owed a lot to the French New Wave), but it's still one for the ages. 97 minutes R.