Eve's Bayou

Presented by the Portland Black Film Festival.

EVE’S BAYOU (1997) 35mm print of Kasi Lemmons’ critically acclaimed Southern gothic drama. Louis Batiste (Samuel L. Jackson), the local town doctor, is a loving father and philandering husband. His wife Roz (Lynn Whitfield) is forced to admit her family is falling apart when her younger daughter, Eve witnesses one of her father’s infidelities. Struggling to make sense of what she has seen, Eve turns to her Aunt Mozelle, a known psychic and rumored black widow. Unable to find the the understanding she is looking for, Eve decides to take matters into her own hands. As the heat rises so does the tension. For the Batiste family, the ties that bind may not be strong enough to keep them together, and what they learn will change their lives forever.


Sunday, February 8