River of Grass and The Watermelon Woman

<i>River of Grass</i> and <i>The Watermelon Woman</i>

Good Machine


Past Event

Location Info:

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood, CA  90024

UCLA's annual Festival of Preservation brings two underseen standouts from the '90s back to the big screen: Kelly Reichardt's River of Grass and Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman. Both debuts marked the arrival of significant talents, and though Dunye hasn't been as prolific as Reichardt — whose most recent film, Certain Women, was among the best of 2016 — The Watermelon Woman could hardly be more appropriate for the festival. A faux-documentary about a video-store clerk (Dunye, who also wrote the script) obsessed with learning more about a fictional black actress, it's a celebration of cinema worthy of being celebrated itself.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >