This 1997 Classic written & directed by Kasi Lemmons features Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbie Morgan, and Meagan Good with a surprise turn by Diahann Caroll. A classic in that it helped up the ante in Black American film through it’s portrayal of middle class Black American life.
‘An intensely emotional drama mixing elements of Southern Gothic with the kinds of characters and tensions prevailing in plays of Southern writers like Tennessee Williams.’ ~Emanuel Levy
“Louis Batiste (Jackson) is a popular physician in 1960’s Louisiana with a beautiful wife (Whitfield), a loving family and a weakness for women. While his wife ignores his infidelities, his youngest daughter Eve (Smolette-Bell) is crushed when she catches her Dad in a compromising situation. Her subsequent revelations tear the family apart in Lemmons’ powerful directorial debut.” Rotten Tomatoes 🍅
Free ($5 Donations encouraged) & open to the public, Doors open at 7 with screening at 7:30pm, followed by conversation/discussion.
All the popcorn 🍿 and additional snacks you can eat!
“BFMM in...” happens every third Sunday monthly, sponsored by Black Folks Make Movies in pursuit of the history of Black American film - from the beginning 1910 - the Present.
Come enjoy and ... Educate Yourself.