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Catching up 22 years later with Director of Eye’s Bayou Kasi Lemmons and Editor Terilyn A. Shropshire

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held a special screening at New York’s City’s Metrograph. The screening was for director Kasi Lemmons’ 1992 classic Eve’s Bayou! Eve’s Bayou is the film that was chosen for this month to both continue to spotlight female filmmakers in the industry and in honor of Black History Month. 

During Lemmons director debut,she wrote a story about a daughter who witnesses her father having an affair, and starts a chain reaction that could tear her family apart. Cast members were Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Debbi Morgan, Lynn Whitfield, Diahann Carroll, Lisa Nicole Carson, Meagan Good, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Vondie Curtis Hall whom all are still working today.

Lemmons said in an interview, ” In some ways, it was a gift. I was always interested in writings. I had gone to film school. I definitely had a pull in writing and directing. I had been writing and acting since I was a kid. So I went to film school and I started writing and writing with other people. Eve’s Bayou was the first thing I wrote by myself and it was simple in that I took the time, I wrote the script, I wrote a few drafts until I thought it was good.”

Editor Shropshire said this in the interview,”When I was given the script of Eve’s Bayou, I had never read anything like that in my life. When I read a script, I watch a script and I saw my family. I saw uncles and aunts and I saw these professional beautiful black people and I just knew that this was something that I wanted to be a part of and whether or not I got the job, I was so grateful that someone was finally making this film.

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Black History Month 2019 Exclusive: Catching Up With ‘Eve’s Bayou’ Director Kasi Lemmons and Editor Terilyn A. Shropshire 22 Years Later

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