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The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman (1996) is Cheryl Dunye’s documentary(?) about Fae Richards, a Black lesbian actress and Cheryl’s own life as she’s making the film. Mixing archives and 1990s video footage the films offers a glimpse at the Black lesbian scene in the 1930s and 1990s in Philly.

The film playfully foregrounds issues of (queer) ancestry, historical erasure, white gatekeeping and exoticism. The screening will be followed by a discussion with those who want to stay and share thoughts about this 1990s classic.

See you all soon !! DM is you’d like to attend 🙂

Screening at ESCH – 12th of Dec 2022 – 9pm