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We are thrilled to unite director Kasi Lemmons, actors Lynn Whitfield and Meagan Good, and composer Terence Blanchard of the beloved Louisiana-made classic film Eve's Bayou for a special conversation kicking off our inaugural "Why Film Matters" series in which NOFS highlights a landmark film as the basis for a series of conversations and varied programming around it’s impact. Free and open to the public.

NOFS Programming Manager Zandashé Brown will talk to some of the key players behind Eve's Bayou about the making of the film, its role in their careers, and the importance of Southern stories. The last 20min. of the conversation will be reserved for audience questions through the chat tool.

The online event will also include the premiere of a new ten-minute short documentary created by the New Orleans Film Society about the enduring legacy of Eve’s Bayou and its impact on audiences, critics, and film professionals. Contributors to the documentary include producer Gina Charbonnet, film professor Simone Drake, Louisiana-based artist Lee Laa Rae Guillory, film preservationist Mike Mashon, film critic and scholar Carrie McClain, film critic and podcaster Gena Radcliffe. 

Prior to the live conversation, join us for an Eve's Bayou watch party on Friday, August 21st at 3:30pm CT by streaming the film through your preferred service and follow @NOFS on Twitter for a live-tweet experience where our programmers will tweet learn lesser-known facts real-time while watching the film.