BaadAsssss Cinema was released to DVD on 2003-01-28.
Director: Isaac Julien
Cast: Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Larry Cohen, Ron Finley, and Ed Guerrero
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.