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Melvin Van Peebles to receive Gotham Award tribute

Melvin Van Peebles will receive a Gotham Award Tribute at IFP's 18th Annual Gotham Awards on December 2 in New York.Van Peebles stamped his authority on 1970s US cinema, championing the independent scene and playing an influential role in the emerging blaxploitation wave of the early 1970s, notably directing, producing and starring in Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song. His latest directorial effort, Confessionsofa ...

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