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A FAMILY AFFAIR: THE VAN PEEBLES PREMIERE THEIR NEW MOVIE

It was a family affair for the Van Peebles clan at the premiere of their new movie, “We the Party”, this past Friday.

“We the Party,” which is about a group of teens growing up during the era of America’s first black presidency, stars dad Mario Van Peebles, sons Mandela, Makaylo, and Marley, daughters Morgana and Maya, and grandfather Melvin.

Mario and Mandela recently sat down with Reuters to talk about the new film. Check out some highlights of the interview below:

Q: Is it true that this film was inspired by your own teenage kids?

Mario: “It’s absolutely true. I was trying to write something else, and my kids kept playing this loud music upstairs. I went up to tell them to turn it down and then Mandela said he wanted to hit some special teenage clubs with his brothers and sisters.”

Q: How embarrassing was it having your dad tag along?

Mandela: “He’s a pretty fun guy so it’s not embarrassing to me – it’s more other kids. I’m used to it.”

Mario: “And I let them be them. I let them talk like they talk. I didn’t make it (the film) rated PG. It’s how they talk. But kids were probably never PG. Think about it – ‘The Breakfast Club,’ R. ‘Sixteen Candles,’ R, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ R. So we have a film that’s R, but I think there’s also some good nutritional value. It’s got some things to say and it’s got some heart to it.”

Click here to read more of the interview

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11 Comments to “A FAMILY AFFAIR: THE VAN PEEBLES PREMIERE THEIR NEW MOVIE”

  • Alexis June 9, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Marley is Mario’s son with Jaime Bayot, Bruno Mars’ oldest sister.

  • Laila April 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    BCK I notice a little error that you made in the title of the movie. The movie is actually called “We The Party”. A correction, I believe should be made as that is rather misleading to readers. Thank You

  • EVELINA RAE April 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Mandela is a cute young man.

  • Seriously April 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Marley doesnt look like he used to when he were younger. I really love this family!

    • Grace November 16, 2012 at 4:53 am

      yea, i know, yet he looks alot cuter now, infact im his girlfriend xD

  • WriterSanti April 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Nice pix…

  • Jojo Says April 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    The name of the movie is actually “We The Party”. Took my 14 yo neice to see it on Sat…not bad and age appropriate.

  • Alecia April 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I <3 The Van Peebles clan & may I add that Mama Chitra got it going on, especially after having 5 kids.

    • Pisces April 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Maya and Mandala are products of previous relationships that Mario had before marrying Chitra.

  • Pisces April 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Love them! Mario used to live 2 blocks from me in San Francisco.

  • Misunderstood April 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Mario has a beautiful family!

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