LFS: The Watermelon Woman

Film critic Grace Barber-Plentie, who contributes regularly to Sight & Sound and Gal-dem, presents this rough cut diamond

Showing Times

Mon 26 Nov 18:30

Join us at your neighbourhood film school, where the UK’s top film critics from The Observer, BBC Radio 4, The New Statesman, Sight & Sound and more head up to NW10 to bring you a programme of lost gems, under-rated masterpieces and world cinema classics.

The first film directed by a gay black woman, this funny, frank and incisive indie explores black women’s roles in cinema through the story of Cheryl, a video store worker who decides to make her own movie.

Everyone who books for #LexiFilmSchool receives pre-screening Film Notes, specially written by the speaker and including suggestions of further reading and related viewing. 

You’re welcome to book for individual screenings, or sign up for the whole term to get the best price.  Tickets are £9 (£7 to members), or all 6 screenings for £36.

With thanks to our friends at MUBI, every ticket delivers 30 days of complimentary MUBI.  Streaming service MUBI is a great entree to a carefully chosen, ever-changing selection of global cinema, which complements #LexiFilmSchool nicely!


Mon 1 Oct, 6.30pm
UNDER THE SAND | Francois Ozon, 2000
Speaker: Ryan Gilbey, Film Critic,The New Statesman
Mon 8 Oct, 6.30pm
PRESSURE | Horace Ove, 1976
Speaker: Akua Gyamfi, Founder,The British Blacklist
Mon 22 Oct, 6.30pm
MIDNIGHT | Mitchell Leisen, 1939
Speaker: Wendy Ide, Film Critic, The Observer
Mon 12 Nov, 6.30pm
BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA | Francis Ford Coppola, 1992
Speaker: Josh Saco, Cigarette Burns Cinema, Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies
Mon 19 Nov, 6.30pm
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 | Agnes Varda, 1962
Speaker: Francine Stock, The Film Programme, BBC Radio 4
Mon 26 Nov, 6.30pm
THE WATERMELON WOMAN |Cheryl Dunye, 1996
Speaker: Grace Barber-Plentie, Film Critic, Sight and Sound, Gal-dem





With the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Film Information

90 mins

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