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Eve's Bayou (Director's Cut)

1hr 55mins
Directed by
Kasi Lemmons
Jurnee Smollett,
Samuel L. Jackson,
Lynn Whitfield

“The summer I killed my father, I was ten years old . . .” So begins Kasi Lemmons’ spellbinding feature debut, an evocative journey into the maze of memory, steeped in fragrant southern-gothic atmosphere. 

In 1960s Louisiana, a young girl (Jurnee Smollett) sees her well-to-do family unravel in the wake of the infidelities of her charming father (Samuel L. Jackson)—setting in motion a series of deceptions and betrayals that will upend her world and challenge her understanding of reality. Rooted in Creole history, folklore, and mysticism, Eve’s Bayou is a scintillating showcase for a powerhouse ensemble of Black actresses—including Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan, and the legendary Diahann Carroll as a voodoo priestess—as well as a profoundly cathartic exploration of trauma, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of truth. - Criterion

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