Melvin Van Peebles experienced 89 trips around the sun. Father, filmmaker, and full on baadasssss, Melvin Van Peebles carved his own way in the wood of Holly with films and characters that were as flavor filled as they were fascinating. He fiercely elevated film while engaging minds, making a space for Black voices on the screen and off. Sincerely grateful to Melvin Van Peebles, he reflected what it is to be a baadasssss.
Melvin Van Peebles, MVP of cinema.