Mario Van Peebles and Melvin Van Peebles

Feb. 25 at 7:00

Mario Van Peebles: Baadassss!


Please join us to kick off the 2014 season of JustFilms at AtriumFlix. The opening event features a special screening of Mario Van Peebles’s film Baadasssss!—a revealing documentary about the making of his father’s groundbreaking 1971 independent film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. Before the screening, the Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative band will perform, followed by a conversation with Melvin and Mario Van Peebles.


7:00: Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative live performance

7:30: A conversation with Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles, and moderator Greg Tate

8:00: Screening of Baadasssss!

Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative

Melvin Van Peebles, storytelling and vocals

Bruce Mack, keyboards and vocals

V. Jeffery Smith, tenor saxophone and vocals

Michael "MK" Kammers, baritone saxophone and vocals

Jared Michael Nickerson, electric bass and vocals

Chris Eddleton, drums and vocals

Major funding provided by Ford Foundation's JustFilms.

Presented in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.