梅尔文·范·皮布尔斯, 开拓性导演和黑人电影冠军, 已经死了

梅尔文·范·皮布尔斯, 一位开拓性的非裔美国导演,曾在 1970 年代帮助倡导了现代黑人电影的新浪潮, 已经死了, 他的儿子周三宣布. 他是 89.

范皮布尔斯, father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles, died at his home on Tuesday night, according to a statement shared on social media.
“爸爸知道黑人形象很重要. 如果一张照片值一千字, 一部电影值多少钱? 我们想成为我们所看到的成功, thus we need to see ourselves being free,” Mario Van Peebles said of his father’s work in a statement. “True liberation did not mean imitating the colonizer’s mentality. It meant appreciating the power, beauty and interconnectivity of all people.
    梅尔文·范·皮布尔斯’ numerous film credits includeWatermelon Man” 和 “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.
      He also was an accomplished author, playwright and an advocate for independent filmmakers.
        他的儿子, The Criterion Collection and Janus Films celebrated his contributions to the arts in a statement.
        In an unparalleled career distinguished by relentless innovation, boundless curiosity and spiritual empathy, Melvin Van Peebles made an indelible mark on the international cultural landscape through his films, novels, plays and music,” 声明读.
          His work continues to be essential and is being celebrated at the New York Film Festival this weekend with a 50th anniversary screening of his landmark film ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song’; a Criterion Collection box set, 梅尔文·范·皮布尔斯: Essential Films, next week; and a revival of his play ‘Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death,’ slated for a return to Broadway next year.
          Van Peebles was remembered in tributes Wednesday.
            Moonlightdirector Barry Jenkins shared a memory of the last time the two filmmakers were together.
            He made the most of every second, of EVERY single damn frame and admittedly, while the last time I spent any time with him was MANY years ago, it was a night in which he absolutely danced his face off,” Jenkins wrote in a tweet. “The man just absolutely LIVED.

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