Presented by the Portland Black Film Festival.
EVE’S BAYOU (1997)
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.