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The Glittering Cave (The Ruby's Film Series): The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Let’s watch and talk about films by women and nonbinary filmmakers! The Ruby's movie series, which we are calling The Glittering Cave, will serve as a platform for thinking about what it means to make and watch films with a gender-identity perspective.

Our first film was Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), the first in a mini-retrospective of Agnès Varda, a pioneering French director. Our second film will be The Watermelon Woman, a 1996 romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, and edited by Cheryl Dunye. Here are some links about "The Watermelon Woman" and Cheryl Dunye. https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/cheryl-dunye#_

https://www.indiewire.com/2016/11/cheryl-dunye-watermelon-woman-metrograph-interview-1201745774/

https://www.fandor.com/posts/the-watermelon-woman-at-twenty

In order to talk about films, we’ll watch films regularly and devise novel ways to respond and spark discussion. Screenings could be linked by theme/question, or by maker. There may be guest visits and/or screening by local filmmakers. There may be an online blog, physical zine, or more slow-burning criticism/writing that honors what transpires at our meetings. The goal is to enlist multi-talented Rubies to learn something new about film as a community.

Later Event: September 11
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