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Watermelon Woman

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Watermelon Woman

The Screen at Contemporary: Funny Girl

28 Nov 2018

The Screen at Contemporary presents its winter 2018 film season, Funny Girl. This season we explore outspoken, quietly rebellious, sometimes nasty and subversive female characters.

A video store clerk begins making a film about an actress from the 1930s who played the stereotypical “mammy” roles. Questions of race, representation, and same sex relationships are as fresh, intriguing and relevant today as they were on its release in the 1990s. Written, staring and directing Icon of the New Queer Cinema Cheryl Duyne.

This screening will be introduced by Assistant Curator Cedriq Fauq on the allegory of the watermelon in African American narrative.

Watermelon Woman
Dir. Cheryl Dunyn, 1996
90 minutes. Cert 15

Wed 28 Nov, 6.30-8.30pm

£5 per ticket or buy any 5 tickets from the Funny Girl film season for just £20 - available at reception or by calling 0115 948 9750.