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The watermelon woman

Title
The watermelon woman / directed by Cheryl Dunye.
Publication
  • New York, NY : First Run Features, [2017]
  • ©1996

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Moving imageUse in libraryAvailableSc BLURAY-40Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
Moving imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Visual DVD-2086Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

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Description
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title
Black is blue
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
  • Bonus film: Black is blue (dir. Cheryl Dunye; 16 minutes; 2014).
Credits (note)
  • Producers, Barry Switzer, Alexandra Juhasz ; screenwriter, Cheryl Dunye ; director of photography, Michelle Crenshaw ; editor, Annie Taylor.
Performer (note)
  • Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner.
System Details (note)
  • Blu-ray; widescreen; stereo, surround sound; Dolby Digital 2.0
  • DVD, NTSC; widescreen; stereo, surround sound; Dolby Digital 2.0
Language (note)
  • English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Call Number
Sc BLURAY-40
LCCN
720229917230
Title
The watermelon woman / directed by Cheryl Dunye.
Publisher
New York, NY : First Run Features, [2017]
Copyright Date
©1996
Edition
Restored 20th anniversary edition.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
Summary
Set in Philadelphia, The Watermelon Woman is the story of Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a twenty-something black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s black film actress popularly known as "The Watermelon Woman." While uncovering the meaning of Fae Richards' life, Cheryl experiences a total upheaval in her personal life. Her love affair with Diana (Guinevere Turner, Go Fish), a beautiful white woman, and her interactions with the gay and black communities, are subject to the comic yet biting criticism of her best friend Tamara (Valerie Walker). Meanwhile, each answer Cheryl discovers about the Watermelon Woman evokes a flurry of new questions about herself and her future.
Cast
Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner.
Credits
Producers, Barry Switzer, Alexandra Juhasz ; screenwriter, Cheryl Dunye ; director of photography, Michelle Crenshaw ; editor, Annie Taylor.
System Details
Blu-ray; widescreen; stereo, surround sound; Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD, NTSC; widescreen; stereo, surround sound; Dolby Digital 2.0
Language
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Added Author
Dunye, Cheryl, screenwriter, film director, actor.
Swimar, Barry, film producer.
Crenshaw, Michelle, cinematographer.
Juhasz, Alexandra, film producer.
Turner, Guinevere actor.
Taylor, Annie, film producer.
First-Run Features (Firm), publisher.
Added Title
Black is blue
Other Standard Identifier
720229917230
Publisher No.
FRF 917230D First Run Features
Research Call Number
Sc BLURAY-40
Sc Visual DVD-2086
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