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  • The Watermelon Woman (1996)
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    90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Watermelon Woman (1996)
Unrated
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played 'mammy' archetypes.
Director
Cheryl Dunye (directed by)
Writers
Cheryl Dunye (written by: film recreations, "Plantation Memories" and "Souls of Deceit") | Douglas McKeown (written by: film recreations, "Plantation Memories" and "Souls of Deceit") (as Doug McKeown)
Producers
Alexandra Juhasz (produced by) | Barry Swimar (produced by)
Composer
Paul Shapiro (original score)
Cinematographer
Michelle Crenshaw (cinematography by)
Casting Director
Production Designer
Robert Holtzman (as Robert 'Ratface' Holtzman)
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Release date
Mar 5, 1997 (United States)
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Lisa Marie Bronson
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