ARRAY @ The Broad: The Watermelon Woman + Jewel's Catch One

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.


Silver Screen Theater at Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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. 

About ARRAY @ The Broad

ARRAY @ The Broad is an ongoing series featuring classic and contemporary films curated with an eye toward the intersection of art, history and cultural identity. With the cinematic image as the centerpiece, the series engages audiences through post-screening conversations with a spectrum of artists and scholars for an immersive exchange of ideas and insights beyond the screen that enliven many issues addressed by artists in the Broad collection. ARRAY, founded in 2010 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, is an arts collective dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers. 


Guest Curator

Nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes, writer/director Ava DuVernay's Selma was one of 2015's most critically-acclaimed films. Her current directorial work includes her dramatic television series for The Oprah Winfrey Network entitled Queen Sugar; her feature-length documentary on criminality and race relations entitled The 13th; and Disney's A Wrinkle In Time based on the Newbery Award-winning classic fantasy novel. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Best Director prize for her previous feature Middle of Nowhere, DuVernay's early directorial work includes I Will FollowVenus Vs and This is The Life. She also distributes and amplifies the work of people of color and women directors through her film collective ARRAY, named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood for 2016.