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The Watermelon Woman (1996)

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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)
Producers
Alexandra Juhasz (produced by) | Barry Swimar (produced by)
Composer
Paul Shapiro (original score)
Cinematographer
Michelle Crenshaw (cinematography by)
Casting Director
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Release date
Mar 5, 1997 (United States)
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Cheryl Dunye
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Lisa Marie Bronson
Fae 'The Watermelon Woman' Richards Fae 'The Watermelon Woman' Richards   See fewer
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Cheryl Clarke
June Walker June Walker   See fewer
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Brian Freeman
Lee Edwards Lee Edwards   See fewer
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Sarah Schulman
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V.S. Brodie
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Shelley Olivier
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Toshi Reagon
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Emmy Collins
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Mickey Goldhaber
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K. Brent Hill
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Alexandra Juhasz
Martha Page Martha Page   See fewer
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Gail Lloyd
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Orion McCabe
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6.7 / 10 | 949 votes