The Watermelon Woman by Cheryl Dunye @ Doc Films at the University of Chicago, Chicago [12 February]

The Watermelon Woman by Cheryl Dunye


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12
February
19:00 - 20:30

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Doc Films at the University of Chicago
1212 E 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Writer-director Dunye stars as a version of herself--a black lesbian filmmaker named Cheryl researching black women in '30s and '40s Hollywood. She becomes fascinated by an actress credited in one film only as 'The Watermelon Woman,' whom she also suspects dated its white female director. In a parallel, Cheryl begins dating a white woman (Go Fish's Guinevere Turner). Despite its serious themes, the film is comical and features multiple cameos of famous queer thinkers.

runtime: 90m format: DCP

Part of our Tuesday series, Incredibly True Adventures From the New Lesbian Cinema
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