Newham Community Cinema presents Ladies Who Love: The Watermelon Woman + The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

Thursday 18 February, 6-9pm

In partnership with Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF). All films followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and special guests.

Short – The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen
Jennifer Abod | USA | 2018 | Documentary | 25mins
A portrait of Angela Bowen from inner cities streets of Boston, to founder of Connecticut’s beloved Bowen-Peters School of Dance, to Black lesbian feminist activist, to distinguished writer and professor.

Feature – The Watermelon Woman
Cheryl Dunye | US | 18 | 1996 | Drama | 85mins
‘The Watermelon Woman’ was the name given to the mythical Fae Richards, a beautiful yet elusive Black actress from the 1930s. In all her films, it was her only billing, why should that be? It is a mystery that perplexes Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a young Black filmmaker. She sets out to solve the mystery by making a documentary about this forgotten star.

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