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Classified X (1998)

A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.

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Mark Daniels
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Cast

Credited cast:
Melvin Van Peebles ... Himself / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Barker Margaret Barker ... Herself (archive footage)
Joanna Barnes ... Herself (archive footage)
Ethel Barrymore ... Herself (archive footage)
Harry Belafonte ... Himself (archive footage)
Ingrid Bergman ... Herself (archive footage)
David Brian ... Himself (archive footage)
Lloyd Bridges ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Brodie ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Bronson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
James Burke ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeff Corey ... Himself (archive footage)
Lou Costello ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeanne Crain ... Herself (archive footage)
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A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.

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Explore the representation of African Americans in the history of American cinema through the eyes of Melvin Van Peebles.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Melvin Van Peebles' Classified X See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65, 18 October 1998

Gross USA:

$65
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Grumpy but endearing, in a way
10 September 2003 | by lexdevilSee all my reviews

Melvin Van Peebles is never short on opinions. I'd find it a lot easier to accept them if he weren't responsible for the vastly overrated Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (forgive me if I omitted any 'a's or 's's from the title) and cinematic atrocities such as the racist, sexist, and plain awful Identity Crisis. Nonetheless, this is a fascinating and frequently dead on documentary about Hollywood's treatment of African American filmmakers.


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