Film Series: The Watermelon Woman

1996. USA. Dir: Cheryl Dunye. With Dunye, Guinevere Turner. 90 min.

is comic social critique, supposedly the first feature directed by a Black lesbian, follows a fictionalized version of Dunye researching an African-American actress from the 1930s. In uncovering this past rife with racial stereotypes and personal parallels, she is forced to confront her own relationship with an oft- ignorant white woman.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free