Two Nights! Feb 3 & 4
Melvin Van Peebles
& Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
in residence at BRICstudio
8:00 PM Work-In-Progress (rehearsal) Viewing
9:45 PM Discussion w/ Melvin Van Peebles
10:00 PM Book Signing & Merchandise Sales
Doors Open @ 7:45 PM
Tickets Details Coming Soon!
Join us for an unforgettable evening with legendary artist and director Melvin Van Peebles as he directs Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber and a large cast of actors and singers in a musical stage adaptation of his groundbreaking 1971 film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song. Experience a work-in-progress preview of the piece, ahead of its international premiere at the 2010 Sons d’hiver Festival in Paris, followed by a post-performance discussion with the artists.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the intimate process of artistic collaboration and creative fusion that will bring to the stage one of the most influential movies of the African-American cinema!
Melvin Van Peebles financed, wrote, directed, scored, and starred in the original film version of Sweet Sweetback, paving the way for the success of future independent black films to follow. It tells the story of a deprived African-American man on his flight from white authority in satirical, realistic and often humorous detail.