Reel Affirmations Screening: The Watermelon Woman

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March 24, 2017 9:30 pm

HRC - 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Reel Affirmations is screening the 20th Anniversary Re-Mastered edition of The Watermelon Woman, hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis of The Ask Rayceen Show. To celebrate, the first 50 people to purchase tickets will be served a complimentary cocktail, beer or wine of their choice!

Cheryl is a young, African American lesbian who works in a video rental store in Philadelphia with her friend Tamara. They earn extra money by making professional home videos for people. Cheryl becomes interested in films from the 1930s and 40s which feature black actresses. She notices that these actresses are often not credited. She watches a film called Plantation Memories with a black actress who is credited simply as “The Watermelon Woman”. Cheryl decides to make a documentary about the Watermelon Woman and find out more about her life.

For more information and tickets, click here.