The Watermelon Woman **Free Screening**

Thursday, June 8th at 8:00 pm!
Free Admission c/o Old Dominion University Libraries

An auspicious debut for writer-director Cheryl Dunye, The Watermelon Woman tells a fresh story in wittily irreverent style. An aspiring black lesbian filmmaker researches an obscure 1940s black actress billed as the Watermelon Woman. (1996, unrated, 1h 21m)  Pre-show starts at 7:30 pm with screening at 8 pm!

“The Watermelon Woman is quite smart, remarkably sophisticated filmmaking for a first-time director.” – Achy Obejas, Chicago Tribune

“A sweet, sassy mockumentary.” – Jay Carr, Boston Globe

NARO MINDED – A regular series of free public screenings of cult favorites and new releases to share updates on Old Dominion University Libraries’ ongoing project to re-open Naro Expanded Video.