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

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    May 25, 2017


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

    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.

    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. (Directed by Cheryl Dunye, 1996, 90 min.)

    Meet our community partner organizations:
    Human Rights Campaign

    Roof opens 7:30PM, Films at 8:30PM. Tickets at the door with suggested donation, $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!

    The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center

    700 Congress Ave.
    Austin, TX 78701

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Suggested donation $5-10

    General Day and Time Info:

    Roof opens 7:30PM, Film at 8:30PM (film is 90min)

    Phone: 512-453-5312

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