Matthew Tchepikova-Treon situates “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” in its cultural zeitgeist.
Matthew Tchepikova-Treon teaches writing at the University of Minnesota, where he is currently finishing his dissertation on film sound, popular music, and American exploitation cinema during the global political drama of the late Cold War. His work has appeared in Jump Cut, FLOW, and The Soundtrack Album: Listening to Media (eds. Reinsch and Westrup). And his favorite place to be in the Twin Cities is the Trylon Cinema.
Matthew Tchepikova-Treon returns to the under-appreciated institutional melodrama of David Simon's The Deuce one year later.