Episode notes

Melvin Van Peebles’ SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG was a monumental moment for Black cinema and a gamechanger for cinema as a whole. Not only are we joined by the great Michael Jai White, whose BLACK DYNAMITE was a direct descendant of SWEETBACK, but his friend Mario Van Peebles (son of Melvin, and star of BAADASSSSS!, which tells the story of the making of today’s film) pops in to drop some wisdom on us!

Then, we play a quiz about the celebrity children of celebrity parents.

What’s Good :
Alonso: Omsom
Drea: Finishing taxes early
Michael: Division of labor, domestically speaking
Ify: Birthday Trip!


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Buy Alonso’s book – I’ll Be Home for Christmas Movies

Ify Nwadiwe
Drea Clark
Alonso Duralde
Michael Jai White
Mario Van Peebles

Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

In this episode...


  • Michael Jai White
  • Mario Van Peebles

About the show

A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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