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Canceled:Love Jones

When:
February 17th
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Time:
1:00pm
Past Event
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Where:
Historic Asolo Theater

 

This event has been canceled.

The passion between a struggling photographer and an unemployed writer is undeniable, but will it last? In this sweet, comic romance set against the jazz rhythms of Chicago, two educated, upscale urban artists discover modern courtship as they both experience a Love Jones.

Darius (Larenz Tate), an aspiring writer, and Nina (Nia Long), an aspiring photographer, share an instant connection after a chance meeting at a Chicago club. The two bond over music, photography and poetry, and eventually begin a torrid romance. However, when Nina decides to move to New York and mend her relationship with her ex-fiancé, Marvin (Khalil Kain), it leaves Darius heartbroken, and the couple's future in jeopardy. This film is part of the Black Love Film Showcase.

Black Love Film Showcase | February 17-19 Celebrate Black love with five films in three days! Let’s journey through time sampling the depiction of Black love by Black Screenwriters and filmmakers. Each film offers a window into a particular perception of black romance, and we will see how that view changes over time. Purchase all 5 Films and Save 10%

Valerie Scoon, Curator, is a Professor and Filmmaker in Residence at Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. She has been with the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts since 2003 and is central to the film school’s longstanding success. Ms. Scoon teaches screenwriting, producing and documentaries. Other accomplishments of Ms. Scoon include working as a Creative Executive for Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, as a Story Analyst for Creative Artists Agency and as a Studio Executive for Warner Bros,. Her credits include the Golden Globe nominated “The Great Debaters” starring Denzel Washington the movies, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and “The Wedding" both starring Halle Berry. Ms. Scoon was also instrumental in the adaptation of "Beloved" by the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Toni Morrison. In addition, Ms. Scoon in her capacity as Studio Executive at Warner Bros oversaw such films as" Malcolm X" directed by Spike Lee and the children’s classic "The Secret Garden." Most recently, Ms. Scoon has exhibited her own documentary filmmaking skills by practicing what she teaches. Her documentary Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century recounts the history of America’s first female physicians and was aired nationwide on PBS in 2020. More recently her timely Emmy Winning documentary Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots is also being aired nationwide on public television in 2021.

Date 1997
Language / Subtitles : English
Closed Captions available? N/A
Directed by: Theodore Witcher
Starring: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Khalil Kain
Duration / Run Time: 1hr  50min
Rating: R

 

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