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The Watermelon Woman

 
 
Wed, May 8, 2019
  • 7PM
 
 
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Directed by Cheryl Dunye | 1996

With Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Diana Valarie Walker

Cheryl Dunye’s watershed of 90s New Queer Cinema was one of the first films to speak to both black lesbian identity and the historically stereotyped depiction of black women in Hollywood cinema through the story of a video store clerk (played by the director) who becomes fascinated by an obscure African-American actress from the 1930s known as the Watermelon Woman. With incisive humor, Dunye slyly deconstructs an entire legacy of race and sexuality in the movies.

 
 
 
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