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'Eve's Bayou': Sixteen Years Later

  • By Abdul Ali
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  • February 25, 2013 3:32 PM
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"Eve's Bayou" (1997) has become a contemporary classic in Black cinema. Directed by Kasi Lemmons and set in the early 1960s in Louisiana, the film is primarily a family drama. It also has the distinction of being about a specific place that wasn't absorbed into the Civil Rights and Black Power movements that were picking up steam across the country around that time.