So... umm... Melvin Van Peebles made a new movie, y’all. He calls it “Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha.”
It will be screened several times during the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. For instance, a week from tonight at Pace University.
Like many people, I dug “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song.” I also like some of Mr. Van Peebles’ music. (Especially a track called “Funky Girl on Motherless Broadway.”) I never saw any of his theater pieces, but I do own a copy of his novel “A Bear for the FBI.”
The man is a character, no doubt about that.
But “Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha,” shot on digital video, looks to be... uhh... strange. Too strange, judging by the 3½-minute trailer, which is embedded below.
According to the description on the Tribeca fest website, the movie is a “picaresque yarn about a boy from Chicago who wants to see the world and get rich but discovers that all he needs is the love of a good woman.”
(“Picaresque yarn” means “waaay too frickin’ strange.”)