With Liberty & Justice For All Film Series: The Watermelon Woman

May 25, 2017
7:30 pm
The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center

Roof opens 7:30P, Films at 8:30P. Tickets at the door with suggested donation, $5-10. Come early and enjoy the sunset on the roof deck before the film. Picnics welcome! Jim Hodges's sculpture With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) is a pledge, a call to action, and a platform for dialogue. Join us we consider this work of art in the context of films about intersectional LGBTQ themes. THE WATERMELON WOMAN A foundational film of contemporary queer cinema, The Watermelon Woman--about a young black lesbian working a day job at a video store while trying to make a film about an obscure 1930s black actress known for playing the stereotypical roles relegated to black actresses of the period--remains astonishingly cutting-edge twenty years after its release. (Directed by Cheryl Dunye, 1996, 90 min.) ALSO SCREENING May 4: Naz & Maalik May 11: Two Spirits May 18: Crossing Over: Stories of Immigration and Identity

The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center

700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, United States