A serious, sharply mounted drama that gets more engrossing as it moves along.
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A look back at Kasi Lemmons' 1997 film, "Eve's Bayou."
A report from Friday night's presentation of "Eve's Bayou" at Ebertfest.
A film-by-film preview of Ebertfest 2016, which runs from April 13 - 17.
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There has been no more assured and powerful film debut this year than "Eve's Bayou," the first film by Kasi Lemmons. Reviewers have compared it to work by Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers and other Southern Gothic writers; it reminded me of a family drama by Ingmar Bergman. It's made of memories that still have the power to wound. Its shadows contain secrets that will always hurt.
TORONTO -- Kasi Lemmons was Jodie Foster's roommate in "The Silence of the Lambs," and she was the doomed researcher in "Candyman," and one of Nicolas Cage's victims in "Vampire's Kiss." I mention these credits because they are from another, earlier life; Lemmons emerged at this year's Toronto Film Festival as one of today's most gifted young American writer-directors.