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The Watermelon Woman


Mon 6/26: 7:30p

Pride month screening! Featuring a special intro by chloē fourte, American Song Archives Event and Program Manager.

The 1996 queer classic is back on the big screen for one night only. Cheryl, a twenty-something black lesbian, is struggling to make a documentary about beautiful and elusive 1930s film actress Fae Richards, popularly known as the "Watermelon Woman." As Cheryl uncovers the meanings of the Watermelon Woman's life, she experiences a total upheaval in her personal life.

About the speaker: An alumnus of Northwestern's Radio/Television/Film program in the School of Communication. chloē fourte is a sound artist, writer, and film buff based out of Tulsa, OK. Over the years chloē has worked in various organizations in arts, culture, and public archives, most recently at the American Song Archives as Events and Programs Manager.

chloē is a huge fan of cultural theorists Stuart Hall and Marshall McLuhan and believes fervently in the equal treatment of high and low culture. In the fall, chloē will continue education at Indiana University to pursue a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology. "The Medium is the Massage".




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90 min

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