With Liberty and Justice for All Film Series: The Watermelon Woman

Roof opens 7:30P, Films at 8:30P. Tickets at the door, suggested ticket price, $5–10.

Come early and enjoy the sunset on the roof deck before the film. Meet our community partner organizations and learn how you can get more involved.

Food and drink available for cash purchase from Royal Blue Grocery, 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.

Re-released for its 20th anniversary in a pristine 2K HD restoration. (Directed by Cheryl Dunye, 1996, 90 min.)

Film will be introduced by B. B. Araya of We Are, a narrative short film series that offers a glimpse into the lives of seven women of color who call Austin home. Araya is a first-generation writer, filmmaker, and improviser based in Austin, Texas. In 2014, she made her first film in her own backyard (literally) and hasn't been able to stop since.

Meet our community partner organizations!
aGLIFF, Austin Gay + Lesbian International Film Festival
Art Is Cool
Human Rights Campaign
OUTsider Fest
We Are: A Short Film Series

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