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Independent Women: EVE’S BAYOU
March 9 @ 6:45 pm
“One of the very best films of the year…that Lemmons can make a film this good on the first try is like a rebuke to established filmmakers.” –Roger Ebert
“The ghost of Tennessee Williams hovers over Eve’s Bayou” –Lisa Schwarzbaum, EW
“Definitely one of the inspirations for Beyoncé’s Lemonade. So, you know…it’s Beyoncé approved.” -Shay, Independent Women curator & host.
Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10 year-old black girl, Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett,) discovers that her family’s affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson,) creates a rift, throwing Eve’s Mother, Roz (Lynn Whitfield,) and teenage sister, Cisely (Meagan Good,) into emotional turmoil. Eve, however, manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle (Debbi Morgan.)
Dir. Kasi Lemmons. 1997. 109 min.