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The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye

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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 quickly 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 for the first time on DVD are the films that started it all - the early works which gave birth to an extraordinary and original filmmaking talent. Made on miniscule budgets, they represent the first chapter of the Cheryl Dunye oeuvre.

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Dunye's delightful early short films - her 'Dunyementaries' - fuse humor, intelligence and drama in the world of urban, young black lesbians as they make their way through the murky waters of love, friendship and dating. --Outfest Los Angeles

The lesbian Spike Lee...she's hysterically funny. --Newsday

Talent and open-heartedness. --New York Times

Special Features

  • Interview with Cheryl Dunye
  • Director’s introduction
  • Dunye Biography and Filmography

Product Details

  • Actors: Cheryl Dunye
  • Directors: Cheryl Dunye
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: FIRST RUN FEATURES
  • DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001FY7BAC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,904 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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What a gritty revelation of the lesbian world for black women. I found it educational and emotional at the same time. It does not tell much of a story...the usual relational hiccups but the context is arresting. I recommend it for those who have little understanding or compassion for gay black women....unless you are someone who wants to remain in ignorance and simply pigeon-hole fellow human beings.
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'Interesting' is most definitely the best way I would chose to describe this video compilation of Cheryl Dunye's earliest works.
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