A screening, conversation and performance by Melvin Van Peeble's band
Mario Van Peebles: Baadassss!David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (61 West 62 Street, New York City, NY 10023) Map it Free
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 (featuring Burnt Sugar Arkestra members) 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