Classic Interviews

November 2021

King Richard Defends Daughter Venus on National TV 1994

King Richard Defends Daughter Venus on National TV (1994)

Richard Williams schools a TV reporter on how to interview his confident daughter, Venus Williams. From the fear length documentary, Venus and Serena. Will Smith portrays Mr. Williams in the new movie KING RICHARD which opened in theaters worldwide and on HBO Max on November 19, 2021. ##### Shared for historical purposes. I do not own the rights. Reelblack's mission is to...

Ernest Lee Thomas of Whats Happening Interviewed by Rolynns Reviews

Ernest Lee Thomas of What’s Happening Interviewed by Rolynn’s Reviews and Chef Fineaswine (2021)

Chef Fineaswine and his partner Rolynn’s Reviews finally sit down with the Legendary Ernest Lee Thomas who is best known for his lead role in the classic show ‘What’s Happening. This is the most anticipated interview ever. His character name in the show is called Raj also known as Roger Thomas. Chef Fineaswine https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb5oDb-2ihdNA4zERnso5JA Rolynn’s Reviews https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-7S32u56Ikq3GvG-E-QxkA Ernest Lee Thomas...

Rocky Vs Drago Red Carpet Premiere 2021 Sylvester Stallone

Rocky Vs. Drago Red Carpet Premiere (2021) | Sylvester Stallone Burt Young

Reelblack TV was on hand for the Premiere of Rocky IV: Rocky Vs. Drago The Ultimate Director's Cut at the Philadelphia Film Center on November 11, 2021. In attendance were Burt Young ("Paulie") and the film's writer/director/star, Sylvester Stallone. Rocky Vs. Drago is available now to rent on Amazon and iTunes. Camera: Raymond Morgan. Host/Edit: Mike D. Special Thanks:...

September 2021

Haile Gerima On Black Film and White Supremacy 2015

Haile Gerima – On Black Film and White Supremacy (2015) | Sankofa Out Now on Netflix | #Uncut

Our full interview with filmmaker and educator Haile Gerima from 2015. A 4K restoration of SANKOFA was just released on Netflix via ARRAY. Haile Gerima is an independent filmmaker and professor of film at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Born and raised in Ethiopia, Gerima emigrated to the United States in 1967. Following in the footsteps of his father,...

Melvin Van Peebles Wisdom The Big Heart 2015

Melvin Van Peebles – Wisdom | The Big Heart (2015) | #Unseen

Excerpt from our previously unpublished interview with artist MELVIN VAN PEEBLES, discussing his 1957 book, The Big Heart with Reelblack founder MIKE D. and JARED MICHAEL NICKERSON of Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber. Photographed December 15, 2015 at Mr. Van Peebles' apartment in New York City. ##### Reelblack's mission is to educate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through Black film. If...

Mario Van Peebles On The Death of His Father

Mario Van Peebles – On The Death of His Father (9/22/2021)

Actor and Filmmaker MARIO VAN PEEBLES reflects on the last days in the life of his father, Melvin Van Peebles in this brief video originally shared on Instagram @Mariovanpeebles on September 22, 2021, a few hours after the official announcement. ### Posted for historical purposes. I do not own the rights. Reelblack's mission is to educate, entertain, enlighten, and empower through...

Melvin Van Peebles Has Died A Reelblack Remembrance 2021

Melvin Van Peebles Has Died | A Reelblack Remembrance (2021)

Melvin Van Peebles (born Melvin Peebles; August 21, 1932 – September 21, 2021) was an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist and composer. He was most well known for creating and starring in the film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. He was the father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles. A friend to the Reelblack family, we will miss his openness...

Remembering Lee Scratch Perry A Reelblack Flashback 2010

Remembering Lee Scratch Perry | A Reelblack Flashback (2010)

Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936 – 29 August 2021) was a Jamaican record producer and singer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style. Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music with his early adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of...

August 2021

Robert Downey Sr Unseen 2008

Robert Downey, Sr. – Unseen (2008)

A candid conversation with Underground filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. (Putney Swope, Greaser's Palace) from the Reelblack Vault. Camera: Robin Laverne Wilson and Chivonnie Gius. Interviewer: Mike D. Shared for historical purposes. I DO own the rights. Robert John Downey Sr. (né Elias Jr.; June 24, 1936 – July 7, 2021)[2] was an American filmmaker and actor. He is known for...

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