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
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.
Terilyn A. Shropshire (Editor)
Terilyn A. Shropshire, ACE, has edited five films for Gina Prince-Bythewood, including Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, and Beyond the Lights. For Kasi Lemmons, she edited Talk to Me, The Caveman’s Valentine and Eve’s Bayou, which was the highest grossing independent film of 1997, and edited Miss Bala for Catherine Hardwicke. Shropshire won an Eddie Award for Vondie Curtis-Hall’s Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story. She was recently on the editing team for the TV mini-series Central Park Five, directed by Ava DuVernay.