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The Watermelon Woman: With Liberty and Justice for All Film Series

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm


Positions0 Remaining
Age Limit18 and up
Seeking volunteer help with a film on Thursday, May 25 at the Jones Center. As a volunteer you will assist with guest check-in and breakdown at the end of the film. You will have the opportunity to watch the film as part of your shift. 

Jim Hodges’s sculpture With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) is a pledge, a call to action, and a platform for dialogue. Join us we consider this public art in the context of films about intersectional LGBTQ themes.

Film Details;
A foundational film of contemporary queer cinema, The Watermelon Woman—about a young black lesbian working a day job at a video store while trying to make a film about an obscure 1930s black actress known for playing the stereotypical roles relegated to black actresses of the period—remains astonishingly cutting-edge twenty years after its release. (Directed by Cheryl Dunye, 1996, 90 min.)

There will also be community partners;
Human Rights Campaign
OUTsider Fest
Social Website
PerksGet to watch the movie for free.
Parking DetailsCity Parking Meter for $1.20/hr. Parking garages at 7th and Brazos (range from $7 - 10). Public transportation is encouraged.
2 Positions Filled | 1 Impact | 4 Hours

Location: Check-in at the front desk upon arrival, 700 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701