Watermelon Man

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test will be required to attend this screening. Learn more here. This film will be sold at 100% capacity. Masks are required while in all common areas, including in your seat when not actively eating or drinking.

Plays as part of our original series Burn Hollywood Burn! The Films of Melvin Van Peebles.

Brand new digital restoration! Comedian Godfrey Cambridge delivers a virtuoso performance as a loudmouthed, bigoted white insurance salesman whose sitcom-like suburban existence is jarringly upended when he wakes up to discover that he has become a Black man.

What ensues is a ferocious satire of society’s racist double standards that gradually transforms into an empowering portrait of awakening Black consciousness. An incredible mix of hilarious irreverence and deadly serious political commentary by a relentlessly subversive Melvin Van Peebles.

Assistive Listening
Melvin Van Peebles
Closed captioning
Wheelchair accessible
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