Eve's Bayou Premiere

Eve's Bayou Premiere

After learning of her father's infidelity, one girl's quest for the truth will rock the family.

Published September 30, 2011

(Photo: Trimark Pictures)

Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett) is a quizzical young girl who happens upon her father's flirtatious ways one day. The traumatic experience causes a chain reaction which threatens the stability of the entire Batiste family.


Released in 1997 to much critical acclaim, Eve's Bayou has continued to stand out as a high mark in independent Black cinema to this day. Mixing elements of magic realism into a traditional drama, director Kasi Lemmons weaves together a far-from-perfect family portrait that had yet to be achieved by any filmmaker at that time. With stand-out performances by the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Meagan Good and Debbi Morgan, Eve's Bayou will stir your soul and leave you enchanted.


Tune in Sunday, October 2 at 8:30P/7:30C for the premiere of Eve's Bayou! Encore on October 3 at 1P/12C.

Written by BET-Staff


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