After a string of second-fiddle roles in such films as THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, actress Kasi Lemmons steps behind the camera for this Southern Gothic tale of a troubled African-American family. "I was 10 the summer I killed my father," the adult Eve states at
the outset, and what follows is a long look back to the summer of 1962 and the events that led up to that dreadful moment. For young Eve (Jurnee Smollett), who idolizes her father (Samuel L. Jackson), a successful doctor in a small Louisiana town, "killing" him really means coming to terms with
the kind of man he really is: a suave charmer who blithely cheats on his glamorous wife (Lynn Whitfield) and who may...