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The Watermelon Woman | Reviving and Reviewing the "Race Film"

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3701 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Presented by the Wolf Humanities Center and the Cinema and Media Studies Program in collaboration with Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia.

The Watermelon Woman
(dir. Cheryl Dunye, 1996, 90 min.)

This “fake documentary” stars the director as a fictionalized version of herself. Dunye plays a Black lesbian filmmaker who, captivated by an elusive, queer 1930s black film actress, decides to make a film about her.

Remarks after the film by Patricia White, Eugene Lang Research Professor of Film and Media Studies, Swarthmore College, and Eleni Palis, PhD candidate, Penn's Department of English and Cinema and Media Studies Program.



Reviving and Reviewing the "Race Film" is a program of the Wolf Humanities Center's 2017-18 Forum on Afterlives. Screenings are free and open to the public.

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