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As part of Black History Month, Sussex Film Society will be hosting a special screening of Cheryl Dunye's groundbreaking comedy-drama 'The Watermelon Woman' (1996). In this deeply personal and hilarious meta-narrative, Dunye plays Cheryl, a black lesbian filmmaker who works in a video store and becomes intrigued by a mysterious and uncredited black actress relegated to stereotypical "mammy" roles in 1930s film. Described as a landmark in queer cinema, the film explores issues of archival restrictions, erasure, and the navigation of queer relationships.
Join us at 7pm on Friday 30th October on our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/
The screening is free and there is an optional social afterwards on zoom for anyone who wants to meet new people, discuss the film, and have a few laughs. Hope to see you there!
CW: sexual scenes, police hostility.
For more specific content warnings, please see the following website (may contain spoilers): https://www.doesthedogdie.com/
Link to the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/5YKdJFWdC