Wednesday
,
Sep 15
,
2021
9:00 pm
at
at
Arverne Cinema
Wednesday
,
Sep 15
,
2021
9:00 pm
at
at
Arverne Cinema

HOW I CHOOSE TO SPEND THE REMAINDER OF MY BIRTHING YEARS + THE WATERMELON WOMAN

HOW I CHOOSE TO SPEND THE REMAINDER OF MY BIRTHING YEARS by Sarah Lasley. 2020. 6 min.

Sarah Lasley delves into a long held childhood fantasy by inserting herself into that famous scene from Dirty Dancing in this playfully reappropriated romance.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN by Cheryl Dunye. 1996. 90 min.

A beloved classic from the New Queer Cinema movement, The Watermelon Woman also stars director Cheryl Dunye as a young video store employee on a mission to learn more about “The Watermelon Woman,” a 1930’s Black movie star. Through check-out counter flirtations and direct-camera confessions, The Watermelon Woman is a self-aware romantic comedy about uncovering Black stories.

tickets
Tickets:
$10

part of

Rockaway Film Festival #4
September 13th–19th, 2021
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