Melvin Van Peebles’ First Feature Film, 'Story of a Three Day Pass,’ Coming to Blu-Ray

In my piece about the upcoming Blu-ray DVD release later this year of Melvin Van Peebles’ “Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song,” as a joint venture between the specialty DVD labels Xenon Pictures and ...

First Time Fest – Report #2

The First Time Fest was created by Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward as a way to showcase new upcoming filmmakers and their works, and to get them a head start in their industry. The festival occurred on ...

First Time Fest Hits NYC

I support this new NYC Film Fest which a lot of our friends attended and also support. I went to their inaugural event in NYC a few weeks back and it felt good and I certainly like their Indie lineup. ...

First Time Fest – Report

This past weekend, March 1st to 4th, marked the first ever First Time Fest at The Player’s Club in New York City. The festival is a celebration of the films of first time film makers which also ...

Taking a look at Watermelon Man

After making a sensation with his 1968 feature film La Permission, known in the U.S. as Story of a Three Day Pass, Melvin Van Peebles was noticed by Hollywood and was hired by Columbia Pictures to ...