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The Watermelon Women THURSDAY FILMS

August 19, Thu 8:30pm
Thursday, August 19, 2021
8:30PM—10:30PM EDT
Whyte Hall, 577 Fire Island Boulevard, Fire Island Pines, NY, 11782
Join BOFFO and artist-in-residence Lola Flash for our weekly film screening

The Watermelon Woman (1997) follows a young black lesbian working a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical “mammy” roles relegated to black actresses during the period. It was the first feature film directed by a black lesbian and is considered a landmark in New Queer Cinema.

Directed by Cheryl Dunye

In conjunction with Lola Flash’s BOFFO Residency Fire Island.