|Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Tom Sizemore, Don Cheadle, Maury Chaykin, Lisa Nicole Carson, Mel Winkler, Terry Kinney, Albert Hall, Jernard Burks, Beau Starr, David Wolos-Fonteno, Scott Lincoln, John Roselius, Steven Randazzo
This is the film adaptation of Walter Mosley's novel about a Black man, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins" (Denzel Washington), who takes on the job of amateur detective after losing his job in Los Angeles during the late 1940s. De Witt Albright (Tom Sizemore) offers "Easy" money to find a White woman, Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals), who was engaged to mayoral candidate Todd Carter (Terry Kinney). As he searches for Daphne, "Easy" finds himself not only in a racist world but surrounded by blackmail and murder as well and must rely on help from his friend Mouse (Don Cheadle) to find Daphne and, finally, to even save his own life.
|Eve's Bayou 1997 R, 109 min.|
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Jurnee Smollett, Meagan Good, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan, Jake Smollett, Ethel Ayler, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Diahann Carroll, Lisa Nicole Carson
Ten-year-old Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett) who adores her father, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson). During the summer of 1962 she watches as her father makes love to a married woman, and she confides her secret to her older sister, Cisely (Meagan Good). This leads to a series of lies through which Cisely tries to sort out truth.
|Jason's Lyric 1994 R, 119 min.|
Director: Doug McHenry
Cast: Allen Payne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anthony "Treach" Criss, Bokeem Woodbine, Forest Whitaker, Suzzanne Douglass, Lisa Nicole Carson, Eddie Griffin
Two brothers, Jason (Allen Payne) and Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine), are destined to live very different lives: one is an upright citizen, and the other is a gang member.
|Love Jones 1997 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Theodore Witcher
Cast: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Bill Bellamy, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Leonard Roberts, Bernadette L. Clarke, Khalil Kain, Cerall Duncan, David Nisbet, Simon James, Oona Hart, Jaqueline Fleming, Manao DeMuth, Marie-Francoise Theodore
Chicago's Black Bohemia is the setting for this film. Nina (Nia Long) is coming off a broken engagement, and Darius (Larenz Tate) is looking for a meaningful relationship when they meet.
|1. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)|
2. Eve's Bayou (1997)
3. Jason's Lyric (1994)
4. Love Jones (1997)
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