The biting satire of 1970s WATERMELON MAN and the captivating lead performances of Godfrey Cambridge and Estelle Parsons cannot be denied. The direction of Melvin Van Peeples, however, is once again a bone of contention on the Mission.
Yup! It's 'Hollywood' from Ava DuVernay's hit OWN network drama 'Queen Sugar' - OMAR DORSEY - chatting with the Men about A Face In The Crowd, the lure of 'the Howard Woman', his time as America's 'Cookie', the amazing Tommy Davidson and Savion Glover, the Spike influence and his yearly devotion to the dark satire, 2000's Bamboozled. PLUS - more loveliness from songstress Carmen Rodgers!
Robert Downey Sr's avant-garde satire on advertisement and the African American in the 1960s has bite, surrealism and humor, if you listen to comedians Louie C.K., Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. The men on the Mission have a slightly different read on the black & white cult classic.
Micheaux Mission theme - NOLA by Bill Lee/R. Dyson