Eve's Bayou

Eve's Bayou

A FILM BY: Kasi Lemmons
WRITTEN BY: Kasi Lemmons
STARRING: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield, Samuel L. Jackson

Picked by Quinton, Distribution & Non-theatrical Engagement Coordinator

Louis Batiste (Samuel L. Jackson) is a popular physician in 1960s Louisiana who has a beautiful wife (Lynn Whitfield), a loving family and a weakness for women. While his wife ignores his infidelities, his youngest daughter Eve is crushed when she catches her dad in a compromising situation. Her subsequent revelations tear the family apart in Kasi Lemmons' powerful film, which won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Quinton says: EVE’S BAYOU is such an indulgent film. The cast--gorgeous and well-casted--includes Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan and the legendary Diahann Carroll. The dramatic performances by the children in the film, specifically Jurnee Smollett as Eve and Meagan Good as Eve’s older sister, are also mesmerizing. The film’s 1960s rural Louisiana setting is a character in and of itself, with its alluring sophistication and mysticism, and it poetically complements the plot centered on family secrets and tradition just as absorbing as those storied, murky swamps. You won’t be disappointed.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1997
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 109 mins
Format: 35mm