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Fade to Black: The Watermelon Woman (1996)

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST


The Watermelon Woman

Friday, February 18th, 2022 | 4 pm PST

Sliding Scale Tickets. Presented in Partnership with Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

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The Watermelon Woman

Join LANGSTON and Three Dollar Bill Cinema for a virtual watch party and talkback about the 1996 film, ‘The Watermelon Woman’.

The film is about Cheryl, a young Black, lesbian woman who works in a video rental store in Philadelphia when she is inspired to make a documentary about a mysterious “Watermelon Woman” listed in a movie from the 1930s.

Watch party begins at 4:00 PM, talkback at 5:30 PM. Tickets are available on a sliding scale, with 15% of proceeds benefiting WA Black Trans Task Force.


Special Note

This program is part of Black Queer Story Month, a celebration of Black voices across the cinematic spectrum, with a collection of features and shorts that highlight and raise up the Black queer experience. This program can be viewed any time between February 10 at 12:00 am and February 18 at 11:59 pm. Presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema, in partnership with LANGSTON and Black Cinema Collective.

About Fade to Black

Fade to Black, our monthly film series that focuses on the Black image in film began with an exploration into horror films and has screened films like Horror Noire, Blacula, Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, and more. Screenings have also included conversations with actors, directors, scholars, and fans. Past guests have included Candyman star Tony Todd, The Craft actor Rachel True, screenwriter Marc Bernardin, The Invitation actor Emayatzy Corinealdi, Black Panther stunt actor Gui DeSilva Greene, and writer Tananarive Due, to name a few.


February 18
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST


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