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Eves bayou is an excellent drama chronicling the complex lives of a southern african american family rich in history, status, and money in the early sixties. All music movies tv shows books authors games podcasts. Memory is the selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. Sometimes, i feel like ive lost so much, i have to find new things to lose. Echoes of africa in to sleep with anger and eves bayou. Tenyearold eve batiste lives with her family in a welltodo black community in 1960s louisiana. Eves bayou remains a beautiful portrait of black identity 20 years later revisiting the films legacy on its 20th anniversary. The place is filled with odd trinkets and strange chotchkes it seems like a voodoo palace. Eves bayou is about a young girl eve and her family growing up on a bayou in louisiana.

Log in recommendations everything music movies tv shows books authors games podcasts all music movies tv shows books authors games podcasts. The best way to let hollywood know that we want these films family dramas such as soul food, and eve s bayou, and romance like love jones is to give them great box office numbers. Other girls eves age might withdraw into books or fantasy worlds, unwilling to face very adult matters, but she watches everything with a wary, often angry and judgmental eye. I wish i could give it ten stars, i love it that much. In kasi lemmons film eves bayou, a work about family, love, and sex, about faith. Kasi lemmons eve s bayou is an intensely emotional family drama that mixes elements of southern gothic with the kinds of characters and tensions that prevail in the plays of tennessee williams.

One night the child witnesses one of her fathers betrayal, but her sister cicely convinces her its only a game. Eve batiste jurnee smollett is a tenyearold girl whose father louis samuel l. Tully 2000, my louisiana sky 2001, the united states of leland 2003, the safety of objects 2001, nine lives 2005. With those opening words, eve s bayou coils back into the past, into the memories of a child who grew up in a family both gifted and flawed, and tried to find her own way to the truth.

Eves bayou by kasi lemmons jurnee smollett, meagan good. Eves bayou 1997 over the course of a long, hot louisiana summer, a 10yearold black girl, eve batiste jurnee smollett, discovers that her familys affluent existence is merely a facade. Dont let the sun catch you crying by joe greene, performed by ray charles. Tully 2000, my louisiana sky 2001, the united states. Amazon second chance pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Jackson, lynn whitfield, jurnee smollett, debbie morgan. The best way to let hollywood know that we want these films family dramas such as soul food, and eves bayou, and romance like love jones is to give them great box office numbers. As the film begins, eve batiste played by jurnee smollett is one of the three children of louis batiste played by samuel l.

If you like eves bayou you are looking for thought provoking, touching and. The legend continues, stomp the yard and the critically acclaimed eves bayou. The wait devotional book by devon franklin, meagan good. Kasi lemmons changed hotels at the last minute to the mansions hotel on sacramento street, which, after seeing her debut film as a writer and director, seemed more suitable to her. Silver 112 16 tensions heat up in a middleclass louisiana family when a girl witnesses her fathers infidelity. Ive seen this movie on cable many times over the years, but i still felt like i had to own it on dvd.

The acting is topnotch as the story explores the interpenetration of the material and spiritual worlds. It, like eves bayou, is the kind of work that inspires other creations. Apr 28, 2019 sometimes, i feel like ive lost so much, i have to find new things to lose. Eves bayou is a modern masterpiece of southern gothic. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose. In an almost dream like louisiana setting, eve s bayou provides an cinematic orgasm of eyes and mind. Eve s family seems perfect until she catches her doctor father more than just examining one of his patients and eve s tormented by the family secrets that come out.

In an almost dreamlike louisiana setting, eves bayou provides an cinematic orgasm of eyes and mind. I must confess that the movie drew my attention only after i came to learn that my late friendmentor roger ebert picked it as the best film of 1997. Jackson is a successful and wellliked doctor in an africanamerican community in louisiana. Louis is a good father and an excellent provider, but he also has a way of attracting the. From that point the story moves backward in time and memory to louisiana in 1962, when a young girl named eve jurnee smollett witnesses a shocking act on the part of her womanizing father samuel l. With those opening words, eves bayou coils back into the past, into the memories of a child who grew up in a family both gifted and flawed, and tried to find her own way to the truth. Her bayou is lush and dark at the same time, perfectly complimenting lemmons s story. Echoes of africa in to sleep with anger and eves bayou by. Eves bayou dvd king county library system bibliocommons. In 1962, eve batiste smollett, named for the founder of their.

Evesbayou50595x335 6 classic southern movies to watch. Children should probably stay away, though more mature teenagers should enjoy it immensely. Swamps in literature, film, and folklore 64 parishes. Eves bayou, a gothic drama about an african american family in early 1960s louisiana, drew wide acclaim for its representation of the swamps around covington. Her bayou is lush and dark at the same time, perfectly complimenting lemmonss story. Devon and meagan offer a transformative and honest blueprint to unlock. Meanwhile, eves aunt mozelle debbi morgan, who claims to have psychic. While cataloging a few movies i came across eves bayou and decided to watch it instead of shuffling tapes and dvds around.

Kasi lemmons keeps the focus of eve s bayou so fully, so intently, on the characters that the film plays like a quietly studied family drama. There are many films made african american filmmakers that have more obvious african resonances than either to sleep with anger 1990, written and directed by charles burnett, or eves bayou 1997, written and directed by kasi lemmons, but both films provide richly textured tapestries that show how african cultural threads have become densely interwoven into the very fabric of african. Nov 11, 1997 eve s bayou contains profanity, two pivotal sexual encounters, and some violence. Eves family seems perfect until she catches her doctor father more than just examining one of his patients and eves tormented by the family secrets that come out.

Eves bayou contains profanity, two pivotal sexual encounters, and some violence. Silver 112 16 tensions heat up in a middleclass louisiana family when a girl witnesses her father s infidelity. Share the trailer now and be sure to see it in theaters october 10. She is the new york times bestselling author of the. A 1997 southern gothic drama starring jurnee smollett, samuel l. His two daughters, eve 10 and cisely 14, worship him and the movie is told by eve s point of view. Eve s bayou is a movie written and directed by kasi lemmons in 1997. Originally, i was intrigued by this movie because of the tag line i heard on television ads for the movie, the summer i killed my father, i was 10 years old. Kasi lemmons eves bayou is an intensely emotional family drama that mixes elements of southern gothic with the kinds of characters and tensions that prevail in the plays of tennessee williams. Who we marry is the most important decision we make.

Shes headlined some of hollywoods biggest blockbusters including think like a man, think like a man too, anchorman. Like an intricate puzzle, eve s bayou reveals all the pieces that go together to make up the hazy and ever shifting worlds of truth and fiction, right and wrong. Eve s bayou is a 1997 american drama film written and directed by kasi lemmons, who made her directorial debut with this film. Books like books similar to other books books like. Eve s bayou is a modern masterpiece of southern gothic. Director kasi lemmons creates a movie that should be admired by greats such as spielberg and scorese. Meagan good is an awardwinning actress, bestselling author, and producer. His wife, elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her. Its a fascinating first film, and one of the best movies of 1997. Eve s bayou marks a striking feature debut for director kasi lemmons, layering terrific performances and southern mysticism into a measured meditation on. Eves bayou is a 1997 american drama film written and directed by kasi lemmons, who made her directorial debut with this film.

A sunday kind of love by anita leonard, stan rhodes, barbara belle, louis prima performed by etta james. Like eves bayou, her bestknown movie, kasi lemmons black nativity presents a childs view of a troubled family. It s a fascinating first film, and one of the best movies of 1997. In some sense, positive cinematic representations of louisianas swamps and bayous can be traced back to robert j. A young girl learns some difficult lessons about truth, love, and fidelity in this criticallyacclaimed southern gothic drama. The wait is an easy read, filled with powerful gems for someone ready to begin living a life free of addictive behaviors that drain away selfawareness. Nov 07, 2017 christened the best film of 1997 by the late film critic roger ebert, eves bayou continues to leave a spellbounding mark on audiences on its 20year anniversary the film, written and. She also starred in deception for nbc and minority report for fox.

A child with the blues by curtis mayfield, terence blanchard, performed by. Although it received heaps of praises from critics and audiences when it was released in 1997, eves bayou has been rather obscure during last 20 years. Hes a reknown doctor, hes got a beautiful wife, three children and lives in a superb house near the bayou. Plot eve batiste lives in eves bayou, louisiana, where her father louis is the local doctor and has sexual relationships with his patients, while her mother roz is a beautiful afrocreole woman. Eves bayou is a movie written and directed by kasi lemmons in 1997. If it was an emergency, you would have hung up and called back. Eve inherits her aunts strange ability of knowing things and being able. Eves bayou 1997 kasi lemmons synopsis, characteristics. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through. At its core, eves bayou is the story of eve jurnee smollett, a 10yearold middle child in a prosperous family, nestled in a creole community in 1960s rural louisiana. Eves bayou is the story of the batistes, a creole family living in louisiana, thats rocked by the youngest daughter eves jurnee smollett discovery that her father louis samuel l.

Eve s bayou is riveting and captivating, leaving the audience engaged at every turn and begging for more of these characters by the end. Even tree nymphs get the blues by molly harper, shadows by kristen proby, how to date your dragon by moll. With your help and continued support, more of these films will get the greenlight for production in the mainstream cinema and get budgeted accordingly. Eve s bayou is emotionally loaded, beautiful, uneasy, powerful, and uneven. Lemmons and cinematographer amy vincent render louisianas bayous with more than a dash of mysticism and ambiguity. Eves aunt and a psychic, reflecting on the violent deaths of her past lovers as she stares in a mirror. Jackson served as a producer, and starred in the film with lisa nicole carson, jurnee smollett, lynn whitfield, debbi morgan, meagan good and diahann carroll.

Also im looking for a special horror gem to post on halloween day. Eves bayou is emotionally loaded, beautiful, uneasy, powerful, and uneven. Eves bayou marks a striking feature debut for director kasi lemmons, layering terrific performances and southern mysticism into a measured meditation on. Like an intricate puzzle, eves bayou reveals all the pieces that go together to make up the hazy and ever shifting worlds of truth and fiction, right and wrong. All i know is, there must be a divine point to it all, and its just over my head. If you like eves bayou you might like similar movies the family that preys, two can play that game, waiting to exhale, just married, love jones.

If youd like to submit a post for one of your favorite hidden movie gems, please use the above template and email to me. Writerdirector kasi lemmons weaves an intricate story of love, death, and coming of age in the bayous of louisiana. After watching it i realized that eves bayou is a spectacular movie. On africanamerican women in film, in eves bayou, for colored. Kasi lemmons keeps the focus of eves bayou so fully, so intently, on the characters that the film plays like a quietly studied family drama. Eves bayou is riveting and captivating, leaving the audience engaged at every turn and begging for more of these characters by the end.

Jones, performed by louis armstrong, velma middleton. There are many films made african american filmmakers that have more obvious african resonances than either to sleep with anger 1990, written and directed by charles burnett, or eve s bayou 1997, written and directed by kasi lemmons, but both films provide richly textured tapestries that show how african cultural threads have become densely interwoven into the very fabric of african. Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. Watch eves bayou online full movie from 1997 yidio. He s a reknown doctor, he s got a beautiful wife, three children and lives in a superb house near the bayou. The opening scene of eves bayou is one of the most captivating opening lines i have ever encountered.

Actress kasi lemmons made an impressive entree into writing and directing features with eves bayou, a rich portrait of middleclass africanamerican life in the 1960s south. Movies like eve s bayou if you like eve s bayou you are looking for thought provoking, touching and atmospheric movies about with dysfunctional family, infidelity, prophecy, murder, small town, all black cast and curse themes of drama genre shot in usa. Eves bayou is a beautiful portrait of black identity. The wait is a mustread for any person considering marriage and seeking to discover the greatness life has to offer. The latter film is sweeter and slenderer, but thats only to be expected. Leaving progressively more and more threatening messages about what you were going to do to me when you did finally get a hold of me, he told her, signing off on the bottom.

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