• Director

    Cheryl Dunye

  • With

    Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker

  • USA 1996. 90min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


Acclaimed filmmaker Cheryl Dunye takes centre stage in this ode to love, community and the past, in a film that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Touching on the complexities of interracial queer relationships, and revealing much about Dunye’s own motivations, The Watermelon Woman follows a filmmaker as she gradually uncovers the truth behind an actor whose story seems to resonate with her own life.

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