Early Works of Cheryl Dunye film Product Information
|Category||Foreign Films DVDs, Special Interest Movies, Dramas Videos, Documentary, Gay/Lesbian, Independent, Short, African American Culture, Lesbians, African American Cinema|
|Starring||Nora Breen, Cheryl Dunye|
Early Works of Cheryl Dunye movie was released Dec 09, 2008 by the First Run Features studio. Six films are included. Early Works of Cheryl Dunye movie GREETINGS FROM AFRICA: Cheryl, playing herself, humorously experiences the mysteries of lesbian dating in the 90s; THE POTLUCK AND THE PASSION: Sparks fly as racial, sexual and social politics intermingle at a lesbian potluck; AN UNTITLED PORTRAIT: Dunye's relationship with her brother is examined in this mixture of appropriated film footage, super 8mm home movies & Dunye's special brand of humor. ...See Full Description
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|CD Universe Part number||7761654|
|Studio||First Run Features|
|Release Date||Dec 09, 2008|
|Running Time||80 Minutes|
Early Works of Cheryl Dunye DVD Features
Vilified by conservatives in Congress, defended by major newspapers, and celebrated by audiences and festivals around the world as one of the most provocative, humorous and important filmmakers of our time, Cheryl Dunye practically invented a new form of cinema - call it the ‘Dunyementary.' Using a mixture of narrative and documentary techniques, the ‘Dunyementary' challenges social and cultural norms through a sharply funny and reflexive lens. Never scholarly or didactic, Dunye appreciates the value in entertaining viewers.
Her acclaimed first feature THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996) introduced Cheryl to wider audiences, who fell in love with her self-depreciating and insightful wit - not to mention the great casts she assembled (including herself). But what came before this modern-day classic?
Presented here are the films that started it all - the early works which gave birth to an extraordinary and original filmmaking talent. Made with great creativity on often miniscule budgets, they represent the first chapter of the Cheryl Dunye oeuvre.
GREETINGS FROM AFRICA (Narrative, 1994)
Cheryl, playing herself, humorously experiences the mysteries of lesbian dating in the 90's. "A winsome comic confessional... Dunye is so endearing that I felt privileged to spend 8 minutes in her company." -Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Press
THE POTLUCK AND THE PASSION (Experimental Narrative, 1993)
Sparks fly as racial, sexual and social politics intermingle at a lesbian potluck.
AN UNTITLED PORTRAIT (Video Montage, 1993)
Dunye's relationship with her brother is examined in this mixture of appropriated film footage, super 8mm home movies & Dunye's special brand of humor.
VANILLA SEX (Experimental Documentary, 1992)
Is it who you do, or what you do?
SHE DON'T FADE (Experimental Narrative, 1991)
A self-reflexive look at the sexuality of a young black lesbian. "Sharp, funny and intelligent." -Yvonne Welbon, Film Scholar
JANINE (Experimental Documentary, 1990)
The story of a black lesbian's relationship with a white, upper middle class high school girl.
Source: First Run Features Home Video
Full Frame - 1.33
Widescreen - 1.85
(Unspecified) - English
Additional Release Material:
Interviews: Cheryl Dunye
Bonus Footage: Director's Introduction
Filmographies: Cheryl Dunye
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