The Watermelon Woman Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Watermelon Woman the Movie

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Cheryl (Dunye) is a young, black, lesbian video store clerk who wants to be a documentary filmmaker. She becomes obsessed with a black actress seen in some 1930s black films, who was known only as the "Watermelon Woman." Doing research, Cheryl discovers the woman's name was Fae Richards (Bronson) and that she was a lesbian who had an affair with her white director. While deciding to film a documentary about Fae, Cheryl's personal life begins to parallel Fae's when she briefly falls for white customer, Diana (Turner).

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First Run Features, The Film Center Building, 630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1213, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)243-0600, Toll-free: 800-229-8575, Fax: (212)989-7649, Email: info@firstrunfeatures.com, URL: http://www.firstrunfeatures.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 85 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Behind the Scenes, Lesbians, Philadelphia, At the Video Store, African America, Interracial Affairs, Karaoke
Screenplay
Cheryl Dunye
Cast
Cheryl Dunye, Valerie Walker, Guinevere Turner, Lisa Marie Bronson
Cinematography
Michelle Crenshaw
Director
Cheryl Dunye
Music
Bill Coleman

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