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'The Watermelon Woman' Screening - BHM


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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/sussexfilmsoc

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! 
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CW: sexual scenes, police hostility. 

For more specific content warnings, please see the following website (may contain spoilers): https://www.doesthedogdie.com/media/21835

Link to the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/5YKdJFWdC

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