STORY OF A 3-DAY PASS
Melvin Van Peebles / France / 1967
Melvin Van Peebles’ first feature film describes the experiences of a Black American soldier who is given a weekend pass in Paris. Quite by chance, he meets a French girl, Miriam, and they take a trip to Brittany together. The simple context of a love affair is not really the subject of this film—it is really a sentimental comedy in which racial problems are treated with subtlety and wry humor.