Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Melvin Van Peebles, USA, 1971o
After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
The film that launched an entire era of imitators, from its independent mode of production to its radical form of address, also its revolutionary call to action. Melvin Van Peebles laid it all on the line, and the result is a mythical film that is the birth of a modern black cinema.