Over the past half century, the Van Peebles have become established as undeniable Hollywood royalty. The trailblazing work of director Melvin Van Peebles (Watermelon Man, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song) made him an iconoclastic legend and one of the most influential filmmakers of the 1970's. Melvin's son, Mario Van Peebles, followed in that estimable tradition, creating and starring in the era-defining gangster movie, New Jack City. Mario recently directed his own son, Mandela, opposite himself in the sharply observed western Outlaw Posse. In celebration of what would have been Melvin Van Peebles' 92nd birthday, Lincoln Center presents MVP, a multimedia tribute concert experience, featuring Mario Van Peebles. Mario takes the audience through a glimpse into Melvin’s life and fascinations in the desert and cities through MVP’s films and music. The evening is scored by the soul-jazz-hip-hop-funk fusion collective—and regular Van Peebles collaborators—Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.

Please be advised that this performance will include strong language.
Event Dates:
7:30 pm Until 9:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY
Ticket Price: Choose-What-You-Pay Suggested Ticket Price: $35

1941 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
United States