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The Watermelon Woman [videorecording]

a film by Cheryl Dunye ; written and directed by Cheryl Dunye ; produced by Barry Swimar, Alexandra Juhasz
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Cheryl, a young black woman in a video store, is making a documentary about an obscure black actress from the 1930's. When she discovers that the actress (known as "the Watermelon Woman") had a white lesbian lover, Cheryl just happens to fall in love with a very cute white woman herself!
Director
Cheryl Dunye
Performers
Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson.
Release Date
1997
Run Time
93 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
  • "Copyright 1997 Cheryl Dunye & Dancing Girl Productions, Inc."
  • Includes interview with Cheryl Dunye.
Credits
Cinematography by Michelle Crenshaw ; edited by Annie Taylor ; original score, Paul Shapiro.
Published
New York, NY : First Run Features, [2000?]
Publisher no.
FRF 909273D First Run Features
Description
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color with black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-R; NTSC; stereo.
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