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Join Q POP Productions and The Art/Life Institute on Monday Sept 6th, 2021 (Labor Day) for a very special screening of the iconic Black queer film “The Watermelon Woman”, followed by a Q&A with Kingston’s own Jaguar Mary X about their experience being in the film as well as their creative career.

The Watermelon Woman is a romantic comedy-drama written, directed, and edited by Cheryl Dunye. It was the first feature film directed by a Black lesbian and is considered a landmark in New Queer Cinema.

The event kicks off at 5pm with a healing movement workshop, followed by a screening of the film, and Q&A with Jaguar Mary X.

Popcorn and movie snacks will be on deck.

Kittitian Flavored Binghitings will be vending delicious Caribbean cuisine and One N Only Cakes will be vending bomb desserts!


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This event is free for all, donations are welcomed to help offset event costs and there will also be surprise raffles throughout the night with proceeds going to JMX & Art/Life Institute.

Please RSVP at:  


If you cannot make the event but would like to participate in the raffle/ support with a donation please email us at

The Art Life Institute is a performance art incubator, gallery space and exhibition venue located in the historic Rondout neighborhood in Kingston, New York.

For more information:

195 Abeel Street, Kingston NY 12401

Q POP Productions

is a collective that organizes BIPOC centered Queer Pop-up events in the
Hudson Valley with a mission of spreading joy and healing as a means of resistance.

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