Melvin Van Peebles

Director: Melvin Van Peebles' Classified X (writer/narrator, 1998); Outer Limits (1997, Fox); Gang in Blue (1995, feature); Vroom, Vroom, Vroom (1994) also producer, screenplay, composer; Identity Crisis (1990) also producer, performer, composer; Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (1971) also producer, screenplay, performer, composer; Watermelon Man (1970) also composer. Director/Screenwriter/Composer: Story of a Three Day Pass; Cinq Cent Balles (short); Three Pickup Men for Herrick (short); Sunlight (short) also producer.


Visual History
Van Peebles Interview
Visual History Interview
Melvin Van Peebles discusses his career with his son, director and actor Mario Van Peebles. Van Peebles explains why he had to start his directing career in France, and how his award-winning film The Story of a Three Day Pass provided the opportunity to return to the United States to make Watermelon Man.