Film Forum Presents: The Watermelon Woman (1997)

Film Forum Presents: The Watermelon Woman

November 13, 6:00 PM

FREE for UI students with a VALID student I.D.! $6.50 for the general public!

Come to FilmScene on Tuesday, November 13th, to see Cheryl Dunye's "The Watermelon Woman"! Come with a friend and watch a great film with us!

Cheryl is a twenty-something black lesbian working as a clerk in a video store while struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, an obscure black actress from the 1930's. Cheryl is surprised to discover that Richards (known popularly as "the Watermelon Woman") had a white lesbian lover. At the same time, Cheryl falls in love with a very cute white customer at the video store.

"Funny and smart, full of biting humor and astute observations about identity and history, Cheryl Dunye's audacious, joyous debut feature captures the process of falling hopelessly in love with the movies" - Serena Donadoni, Village Voice

  • Director: Cheryl Dunye
  • Runtime: 90 (1 Hr. 30) min.
  • Rating: NR


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