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Cheryl Dunye
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6:30pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

“I” Before “Me”: A History Of Queer Black Cinema

Cheryl Dunye is a native of Liberia, and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Her fourth feature film, The Owls, was celebrated at national and international film festivals in 2010. Her third feature film, Miramax’s My Baby’s Daddy, was a box office success in the U.S. Her second feature, HBO Films Stranger Inside, garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Director. Dunye’s debut film, The Watermelon Woman, was awarded the Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1997. Her other works have premiered at film festivals and museums worldwide. Dunye has received numerous awards and honors for her work. Presently based in Oakland, Dunye is associate professor of film at California College of the Arts.

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