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River of Grass and The Watermelon Woman

March 22, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM


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.

Followed by:

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.



March 22, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States