Fade to Black: Eve's Bayou

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Wed March 11, 2020, 6 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Central District (Seattle)
In Eve’s Bayou, which is set in the 1960s, a black family is prosperous and even claims aristocratic blood from a French ancestor. The father, played superbly by Samuel L. Jackson, is the doctor for the “colored community” in a sleepy corner of Louisiana. The doctor lives in a mansion with his mother, wife, and three children (two girls and a boy). The doctor makes no effort whatsoever to be faithful to his wife, Roz (Lynn Whitfield). When he is not at home, he is most likely sleeping with one of his clients rather than treating them. The 1997 film revolves around this serial philandering. It breaks Roz’s heart and sexually confuses the doctor’s eldest daughter, Cisely (Meagan Good). The film—which is expertly directed and written by Kasi Lemmons (the director of Harriet), and edited by Terilyn A. Shropshire (one of the few black female editors in the industry)—is about the messiness of sexual awakening. by Charles Mudede

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

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