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Film: The Watermelon Woman

Contemporary Classics of Black Queer Cinema
Sunday, 1/30/2022
2:30 - 4:00
Koret Auditorium
Main Library
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100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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In The Watermelon Woman, director Cheryl Dunye uses mockumentary storytelling to reveal Cheryl, a young Black lesbian working a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a Black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical “mammy” roles. This seminal work was the first narrative feature film to be released by an out Black lesbian filmmaker. 90 mins., 1996.


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