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The Watermelon Woman [New Restoration!]
September 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THIS SCREENING IS FREE FOR UWM STUDENTS AND UNION CINEMA MEMBERS!
$5 General Admission
The story of Cheryl, a twenty-something black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s black film actress popularly known as “The Watermelon Woman.” While uncovering the meaning of Fae Richards’ life, Cheryl experiences a total upheaval in her personal life. Meanwhile, each answer Cheryl discovers about the Watermelon Woman evokes a flurry of new questions about herself and her future.
Presented by the UWM FVANG Queer Curatorial Fund.
(Cheryl Dunye, USA, English, 90 min, 1996, DCP)