The Watermelon Woman
20th Anniversary High Definition Restoration

First Run Features
Show More

Comments (2)

Dylan avatar
Dylan

When I first started in independent film distribution in the late 1990s, the Watermelon Woman was a perennial best-seller, being the only film of its kind, in more ways than one. In an era when Race and Lesbian relationships were uncommon subjects for fiction (the film was attacked by ...Read more

Anonymous picture
Anonymous

Just heard about it from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. Looking forward to watching it!

Related videos

Lavender Limelight - Spotlight on Lesbian Filmmakers
From Go Fish to Paris is Burning to The Watermelon Woman, this festival favorite goes behind the scenes to reveal seven successful lesbian directors. These talented movie-makers enlighten and entertain as they explore their sexual identity, growing up gay, inspirations and techniques, Hollywood vs. Indie, and of course, love and…
Butch Jamie
Jamie Klein is an out-of-work butch lesbian actress willing to try almost anything for a role. Through her various audition tactics, she lands a part in a film as a man and ends up unintentionally peaking the interests of Jill, a straight woman on set. Despite Jamie's better judgement, "Male…
Heterosexual Jill
Unable to make progress with her ex-lesbian conversion path, a neurotic "All American" Jill tracks down her butch ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. Strung along by guilt and desire, Jamie agrees to the preposterous plan of "dating" Jill so that Jill…
The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye - 6 Short Films by a Groundbreaking Female Filmmaker
Vilified by conservatives in Congress, defended by major newspapers, and celebrated by audiences and festivals around the world as one of the most provocative, humorous and important filmmakers of our time, Cheryl Dunye practically invented a new form of cinema - call it the 'Dunyementary.' Presented here are the films…
Road to Nowhere
There is a tenuous balance between reality and fiction, particularly when it involves a beautiful young woman, murder, a powerful politico, a missing fortune, and suicide. A passionate filmmaker, creating a film based upon a true crime, casts an unknown and mysterious young woman who bears a disturbing resemblance to…
Tru Love
Tru, 37, is a restless lesbian who cannot commit to a relationship or a job for long. Then she meets Alice, 60, a beautiful widow and the mother of Tru's friend Alice. Sparks fly, and the two women begin an unlikely relationship. After Suzanne witnesses an intimate moment between the…
Sophie and the Rising Sun
Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, this film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe, a wounded Asian stranger, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town under mysterious…
Light of My Eyes - Luce dei miei occhi
Antonio is a fallen angel, a rootless chauffeur in Rome, who relates only to the lonely heroes in the pulp science fiction novels he grew up with. Only through a chance encounter with Maria, a woman struggling to hold onto her daughter and her business, does he discover a hope…
Japanese Story
An award-winning romance from Australia starring Golden Globe and Emmy winning actress, Toni Collette. Sandy, a geologist, finds herself stuck on a field trip to the Pilbara desert with a Japanese man she finds inscrutable, annoying and decidedly arrogant. Hiromitsu's view of her is not much better. Things go from…
Kiss Me
The stunning Ruth Vega Fernandez stars as Mia, a thirty-something well-to-do architect who finds her life turned upside down when she unexpectedly falls in love with the free-spirited Frida (beautiful blond Liv Mjones). The two women meet at an engagement party in the country -- Frida's mother is about to…
People That Are Not Me - Anashim Shehem Lo Ani
Joy, a young woman living in Tel Aviv, has a love-hate relationship with the city's casual sex scene. As it stands, she lives in the same neighborhood as her ex, making it nearly impossible for her to move on. And when her new hook-up buddy tells her flatly not to…
Her Third - Der Dritte
After having two children with two different men, a newly single and liberated Margit discovers herself. Her entertaining amorous pursuit of a colleague is a testament to the evolving independence of East German women in the early 1970s. Starring Jutta Hoffmann, who received the Best Actress award for this role…