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Kan-Kan Outdoors: 'The Watermelon Woman' Socially-Distant Screening on May 12th

Presented by Kan-Kan Cinema at IndyFringe Basile Theater, Indianapolis IN

May 12 2021
Kan-Kan Outdoors: 'The Watermelon Woman' Socially-Distant Screening on May 12th

Join the Kan-Kan Cinema at The Play Ground at IndyFringe for an outdoor screening of ‘The Watermelon Woman’ on Wednesday, May 12th, at 8:30 PM. Popcorn and drinks will be available for pre-order.

Cheryl Dunye, the writer, director and lead actor, stars as an aspiring filmmaker / video store clerk who is trying to make a film about The Watermelon Woman, a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical “mammy” archetypes. This 1996 film is a landmark of New Queer Cinema and the first feature film directed by a black lesbian.

The Watermelon Woman – Length:  90 Minutes

DATE & TIME:  This screening will take place on Wednesday, May 12th. Doors will open at 8:30 PM and the

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TICKETS:  General Admission is $12.00 and popcorn is $5.00. Tickets are available on the Kan-Kan’s website.

WEATHER:  Be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly as this event takes place outdoors.

PARKING:  There is no assigned area for parking for this event, but there is street parking available on the south side of St. Clair Street and along Fulton Street. Be sure to check the parking signs. Additionally, the Art Bank has paid parking, check the signs and pay via phone.

BEVERAGES:  If you are interested in enjoying a drink during the screening, IndyFringe has beverages available ONLY for pre-order. Please click the link below to pre-order your beverage(s) prior to the event. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Due to social distancing guidelines, there will not be a bar for purchases at the event and no cash will be accepted at the venue.

Pre-Order Drinks (Order Deadline: 3 PM the Day of the Screening)

POPCORN:  The Kan-Kan has popcorn available for purchase on our website. It is only available for pre-order and the deadline is 3 PM on the day of the screening.

FOOD:  Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic or order in from one of your favorite Mass Ave restaurants.

MASKS:  We ask that all guests please help keep everyone safe by following the CDC guidelines of wearing a mask at all times unless seated at your table and maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others.

RESTROOMS:  The IndyFringe restrooms will be available. Masks are required.


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  • May 12, 2021 at 08:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Wed)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • MQFF 2017 - The Watermelon Woman - Trailer


IndyFringe Basile Theater

719 East St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Google Map of 719 East St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

The screening will be socially-distant and held outdoors at The Play Ground at IndyFringe (719 East St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202). The space has limited seating. As this pandemic is not yet over, we will be following CDC guidelines and ask that all guests keep each other safe by wearing a mask until seated and maintaining a distance of six feet from others. If an issue regarding COVID-19 arises, you will be contacted via email.


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