Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Limited tickets will be available onsite the day of the event.
Merging fictional and non-fictional worlds reflective of the LGBTQ experience, The Broad and ARRAY, founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, presents a double feature screening of the cult classic The Watermelon Woman (1996), directed by and starring Cheryl Dunye, and the electric documentary Jewel's Catch One (2016), by female filmmaker C. Fitz. A conversation and reception with Dunye and Fitz immediately follow The Watermelon Woman screening.
The Watermelon Woman is an imaginative romantic comedy about a young woman who meets the girl of her dreams while making a film about an obscure Black actress from the 1930s. Jewel's Catch One explores the legacy of America’s oldest Black-owned disco club as well as the life of businesswoman and activist, Jewel Thais-Williams, who provided safe spaces for LGBTQ, Black and AIDS-impacted communities in Los Angeles for four decades. Both films are unrated and run 90 minutes each.
Tickets to this program include general admission access to The Broad from April 29 - May 5, 2018. Skip the standby line and present your ticket at the main entrance during regular museum hours.