Theodore Witcher, Love Jones, 1997 (still); photo: courtesy of Photofest

Film

Love Jones

Part of Modern Cinema: Black Powers

Sunday, July 15, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Introduced by the film’s director, Theodore Witcher

“Free of stereotypes and sexism, this refreshingly
mature romance by Columbia College Chicago graduate Theodore Witcher uses Hyde
Park and Wicker Park locations (plus a gorgeously misty Buckingham Fountain) to
tell the story of a writer (Larenz Tate) and a photographer (Nia Long) who meet
over a cup of verse at a beat poetry bar and then find that going to bed is
easier than sustaining a relationship.”

— Gene Siskel Film Center


Film Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 1997
Running time: 104 min
Format: 35mm
Director: Theodore Witcher
Screenwriters: Theodore Witcher
Producer: Jay Stern
Cinematographer: Ernest Holzman
Editor: Maysie Hoy
Source: Swank


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Modern Cinema’s Founding Supporters are Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein. Generous support is provided by Nion McEvoy and the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.

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