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Eve's Bayou

Eve's Bayou

Eve's Bayou

1997 / 109min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: KASI LEMMONS

CAST: JURNEE SMOLLETT-BELL, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, DIAHANN CARROLL, MEAGAN GOOD

Director Kasi Lemmons and Editor Terilyn A. Shropshire in attendance.

One of the essential works of the 1990s and recently selected for the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, Eve's Bayou is a film of rich, steamy sexuality and an incredible sense of place, that follows the loss of innocence that occurs when the daughter of a well-to-do Louisiana family (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) catches her father (Samuel L. Jackson) in a moment of infidelity. Boasting an impressive line-up of actresses, including living legends Lynne Whitfield and Diahann Carroll, Debbi Morgan, and Meagan Good, it’s a seductive tour de force in an atmosphere thick with voodoo, other Creole legends, and household magic.

35mm print courtesy of the Kasi Lemmons Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

Screening as a part of Academy at Metrograph.