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Eve’s Bayou

Director: Kasi Lemmons Run Time: 109 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1997

Starring: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan

Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive

Adventures in Black Cinema and The Future of Film is Female celebrate Women’s Month with a 25th anniversary screening of Kasi Lemmons essential debut film Eve’s Bayou. To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.

Louis Batiste (Samuel L. Jackson) is a popular physician in 1960s Louisiana who has a beautiful wife (Lynn Whitfield), a loving family and a weakness for women. While his wife ignores his infidelities, his youngest daughter Eve is crushed when she catches her dad in a compromising situation. Her subsequent revelations tear the family apart in Kasi Lemmons’ powerful film, which won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.