Wednesday, June 14
There are two ways to access this event:
– General Admission, first-come first-served. Just show up!
– Fast Track, opening the Monday before the event at noon. Click here to learn more and reserve.
Breaking onto the scene with one of the most acclaimed feature filmmaking debuts of the 1990s, director Kasi Lemmons drew on a rich Southern Gothic tradition to craft a profoundly mysterious, densely atmospheric family drama set deep in the Louisiana bayou of the early 1960s. The story unfolds across a series of intersecting flashbacks from the perspective of 10-year-old Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), the daughter of a respected and charismatic small-town doctor (Samuel L. Jackson) whose voracious patriarchal appetites loom darkly over the Batiste family home.
In the first of his several collaborations with Lemmons, composer Terence Blanchard contributed a silken, sumptuously hypnotic score that amplifies and complicates the film’s central meditation on the mutability of knowledge, the obscure workings of memory, and the inexorable currents of time.