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My Oscar pick for the best movie of the year (so far) goes without hesitation to Undercover Brother. The super-Afro’d Eddie Griffin vehicle is at once a comprehensive survey, stylish homage, and delirious sendup of the blaxploitation genre. It doesn’t miss a beat, and the beats are relentlessly funky. Perhaps documentarian Isaac Julien will discuss UB after the D.C. premiere of his film Baadasssss Cinema, described as “a bold examination of the ’70s blaxploitation films.” Using clips from the classics (Coffy, Blacula, Superfly, Black Caesar, Foxy Brown, Shaft), Julien’s film contends that “blaxploitation films were in fact complex reactions to social situations and inequalities: works that reveled in the ridiculous and gave relief from rage with powerful imagery and humor.” Well, duh. They’re also damn fun. A panel discussion with Julien and New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell follows the screening, which is at 7 p.m. at Visions Cinema Bistro Lounge, 1927 Florida Ave. NW. Free. (202) 667-0090. (Dave Nuttycombe)