Eve’s Bayou

Part of Modern Cinema

Sunday, July 15, 2018
1 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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Kasi Lemmons, Eve’s Bayou, 1997 (still); photo: courtesy of Alamy

“Black female writer-director Kasi Lemmons made her feature directorial debut with this period family drama set in the South. Depicting the African American experience with a female slant, Lemmons shunned the usual urban violence and race issues of Black films for a different approach, a jambalaya of Southern gentility, bayou traditions, and voodoo visions. The Southern Gothic saga pivots around a prosperous Creole family in Louisiana during the year 1962 — as seen through the eyes of intensely curious, precocious, and perceptive ten-year-old Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett).”
— Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Film Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 1997
Running time: 109 min
Format: 35mm
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Screenwriters: Kasi Lemmons
Producer: Mark Amin
Cinematographer: Amy Vincent
Editor: Terilyn A. Shropshire
Source: Swank

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