The Watermelon Woman
A foundational film of contemporary queer cinema, The Watermelon Woman—about a young black lesbian trying to make a film about an obscure 1930s black actress—remains astonishingly cutting- edge 20 years after its release. The film’s director, Cheryl Dunye, joins curator Erin Christovale after the screening to examine the boundaries, limitations, and possibilities of black aesthetics through film. (1996, dir. Cheryl Dunye, 90min.)
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