May 6, 2012, @ 7:00 pm
(Melvin Van Peebles, US 1971, 97 min.)
Rated X. Forty years after its initial release, this independently produced feature has lost none of its controversial edge. Though routinely considered mere exploitation fare, Van Peebles cri de coeur is instead a raw and innovative expose of a racially divided nation. Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation, The Film Foundation, and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.