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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.

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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