The Watermelon Woman
Dir. Cheryl Dunye I 1996 I U.S.A. I 84 min. I Special 20th Anniversary Screening
Saturday, September 10th 7:30pm | Buy Tickets
Writer/Director/Star Cheryl Dunye will be in attendance
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, after premiering and winning the Teddy Award at 1996 Berlinale Film Festival, and now newly remastered, “The Watermelon Woman” is a 1996 feature film by filmmaker Cheryl Dunye about 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 relegated to black actresses during the period. It was the first feature film written/directed by a black lesbian.