The Watermelon Woman (1996) – Black Filmmakers Series / Cinewilde
The Texas Theatre and South Dallas Cultural Center are proud to present the 2nd annual Black Filmmaker Series in conjunction with Black History Month at the South Dallas Cultural Center
Co-presented by the African American Museum of Dallas and City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.
Program #5 – Friday February 22nd – The Watermelon Woman (1996) – Directed by Cheryl Dunye – At The Texas Theatre. This program also co-presented by CinéWilde at the Texas Theatre, the monthly LGBTQ repertory series at The Texas Theatre. This new 2K Restoration shows 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”. The film has since been considered a landmark of New Queer Cinema.
This year’s series features an eclectic mix of feature films and shorts. The goal of the series is to screen a variety of films directed by black directors historically and contemporarily, indie and mainstream, shorts and feature length films. An added bonus this series is the screen of shorts by students studying film at local colleges and universities. Screenings will take place during the month of February at Texas Theatre and the AT&T Auditorium at the African American Museum. All Five Programs only $1 each!