The Watermelon Woman
DIRECTED BY CHERYL DUNYE
FRI–SAT, MAR 6–7, 7 pm
Recently restored and re-released, The Watermelon Woman tells the story of Cheryl (played by Dunye), a black lesbian in her twenties, as she searches for love, identity, and community and invents her own Hollywood history. The self-reflexive format blazed a trail for artists like Mindy Kaling and Issa Rae, who also write, direct and perform as central characters.
READ Ayesha Adu’s interview with Dunye about her process, her time in Minnesota, and what’s next for the celebrated director.