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Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song/ Burnt Sugar the Arkestra with Melvin Van Pebbles 

When: Fri., Feb. 26 2016
Phone: 313-833-7900
Price: $11
www.dia.org
This event at the Detroit Film Theater is truly something to behold. With those unfamiliar with the work of Melvin Van Pebbles, the man is a legend among legends. Van Pebbles is director, writer, actor, and composer who is an Oscar award short of having an EGOT. In the 70’s, Van Pebbles wrote, directed, and starred in the controversial movie Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song and it established Van Pebbles as a hero in black cinema. The evening will start out with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra performing the soundtrack to the film (originally performed by Earth Wind and Fire), and then a screening of the film will take place after. For those who want to learn even more about Melvin Van Pebbles, there will be a live interview conversation at Third Man Records in the Cass Corridor. This special event is free, too.

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