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River of Grass and The Watermelon Woman
March 22, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM$10
River of Grass (1994)
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Writer-director Kelly Reichardt’s sublime, semi-autobiographical feature film debut follows an ennui-ridden housewife and a degenerate barfly who embrace the misadventures that could only befall amateur criminals adrift in the Florida Everglades.
Director: Kelly Reichardt. Cast: Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell, Michael Buscemi.
DCP, color, 76 min.
Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by Oscilloscope Laboratories, Sundance Institute and TIFF.
The Watermelon Woman (1996)
Directed by Cheryl Dunye
In her groundbreaking debut, writer-director Cheryl Dunye plays a video store clerk on an obsessive quest to unearth the facts and meaning of a forgotten Black actress from the 1930s that becomes a filmic self-portrait of one woman’s investigation into her own identity.
Director: Cheryl Dunye. Cast: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Emmy Collins.
DCP, color, 90 min.
Digitally preserved and remastered by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by 13th Gen, Outfest, The Andrew J. Kuehn Foundation, TIFF, First Run Features and Yves Averous.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.