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Eve's Bayou (7-Sep-1997)

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Writer: Kasi Lemmons

Music: Terence Blanchard

Producers: Caldecot Chubb; Samuel L. Jackson

Keywords: Drama, Voodoo

Eve's father is a small town physician in the Louisiana bayou country with a wife and three children; she catches him in flagrante delicto with one of his patients. Brilliant directorial debut for Kasi Lemmons; this disquieting family drama is among the best films if not the best film of 1997.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Diahann Carroll
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Lisa Nicole Carson
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Vondie Curtis-Hall
Film Director
30-Sep-1956   Glitter
Meagan Good
8-Aug-1981   Eve's Bayou
Samuel L. Jackson
21-Dec-1948   Pulp Fiction
Branford Marsalis
Jazz Musician
26-Aug-1960   Saxophonist
Debbi Morgan
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Victoria Rowell
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Roger Guenveur Smith
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Jurnee Smollett
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Allen Toussaint
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Tamara Tunie
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Review by anonymous (posted on 25-Mar-2006)

Eve's Bayou was an excellent film about the descendants of an African American woman and a wealthy Frenchman in Louisiana. The family in the film consists of an upper middle class physician, his wife, and their two young daughters. The cinematography is beautiful and the young girl who plays Eve is equally beautiful with her pretty "mixed girl-curly wavy hair". Voodoo spirituality is a major theme in the film. It was refreshing to see an upper middle class African American family and the beautiful style that the women had. I am multiracial and I loved this film. It gives insight into a part of African American history that defies stereotypes. These characters are beautiful and complex. Excellent film.

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