Photos, Memories, & More in Celebration of "Love Jones" 15th Anniversary

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by Jasmin
March 14, 2012 5:54 PM
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A few weeks ago, New York's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival presented a special screening of Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult classic film love jones, where Witcher and co-star Lisa Nicole Carson attended and gave insights into the making of the film. Beyond the pleasure of seeing the movie back on the big screen 15 years later, what was truly evident was the impact it had on a generation of moviegoers who would continue to crave black romance films afterwards.

Today, as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the film's release, it's clear that there will never be another love jones.

Commemorating the anniversary, find a compilation of all things love jones below. If you're not sure why folks love the film so much, read on. And if you're already a fan, feel free to chime in with your favorite quotes and memories in the comments.

Interviews:

The Root: The Making of 'Love Jones' interview with Theodore Witcher

Essence.com: Nia Long, Larenz Tate and Isaiah Washington Remember "Love Jones" 15 Years Later

Original Trailer:
 

Poem: "A Blues for Nina"

Photos:

'Love Jones' cast
'Love Jones' writer/director Theodore Witcher

'Love Jones' 15 years later: Writer/Director Theodore Witcher and Co-Star Lisa Nicole Carson, with Warrington Hudlin at New Voices in Black Cinema Festival screening
'Love Jones' 15 years later: Theodore Witcher with Warrington Hudlin at New Voices in Black Cinema Festival screening

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8 Comments

  • Dizzle | March 15, 2012 9:00 PMReply

    I own a DVD copy of this movie and I keep going back to it every now and then. This is a classic movie in black love. And that's that!

  • michele | March 15, 2012 12:13 AMReply

    I still watch this movie. It still resonates with me to this day due to my love of love stories coupled with the artistic photography from Gordon Parks and poetry from the likes of Sonia Sanchez. Even the soundtrack was on point, featuring artists ranging from Maxwell and Lauryn Hill to Duke Ellington and John Coltrane -- this is exactly what a soundtrack should be! In my opinion it is a renaissance movie that is still GREAT to this day!

  • other song | March 14, 2012 7:09 PMReply

    I hate to be the voice of dissent - but this movie hasn't aged well at all. It's borderline unwatchable. Super corny. I respect that it was groundbreaking in its own way, but more than anything, it shows just how much Black audiences CRAVE for some kind of romantic portrayal of ourselves.

  • Bklyn Negress | March 15, 2012 5:02 PM

    I watch it about once a year and I think it holds up well. It is certainly of its time but so are most topical movies.

  • Ali | March 14, 2012 11:13 PM

    It doesn't have much to age it. It's of a specific 90's flavor(most 90's films are) but I don't think it's any more corny today than it was then and it's certainly better than a great deal of the work out today. Unwatchable and corny are two words I would never use for this film. I don't think it was ever great but it's certainly enjoyable.

  • Miles Ellison | March 14, 2012 11:08 PM

    Unwatchable as opposed to what?

  • david ashley | March 14, 2012 10:20 PM

    1. You actually do no hate to be the voice of dissent. I bet you're also a "realist" right?
    2. You're wrong this movie is STILL GREAT.
    3. I wont even read a response so don' waste you're time.

  • Jd | March 14, 2012 5:58 PMReply

    Too bad this cat never made anything else. 15 years is a lifetime. Our young Turks need to take heed. Don't let the system stop you before you've even started!

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