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(1997)

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According to Writer and Director Kasi Lemmons, her cut differed severely from the final cut released to theaters, which eliminated an entire major character from the movie.
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Roger Ebert named this film as the best film of 1997, in his book "Awake in the Dark" (2006).
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Jurnee Smollett (Eve Batiste) and Jake Smollett Poe Batiste) are brother and sister in real-life.
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Appeared on Entertainment Weekly's list of The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen in the Jul 16, 2012 issue.
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In the film, Mozelle Batiste Delacroix (Debbi Morgan) had previously had three husbands, and was about to marry a new one. In real-life, Morgan has also had four husbands.
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Was selected by the Library of Congress in 2018, for preservation in the National Film registry for being, "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
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Deborah Cox's music video for "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" was filmed on the main property, as its Director Darren Grant was a big fan of this movie.
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Meagan Good and Jurnee Smollet appeared in Roll Bounce (2005).
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Jurnee Smollett received critical acclaim and Critic's Choice Award for playing Eve in the 1997 independent drama film Eve's Bayou.
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Ebert's recommendation of this small indie film; giving it four stars and naming it the best movie of the year; is what catapulted it from obscurity to critical darling and box office hit that year. (It made 14 million off a 3 million budget.) Ebert gave it the following rave review:"**** Eve's Bayou resonates in the memory. It called me back for a second and third viewing. If it is not nominated for Academy Awards, then the academy is not paying attention. For the viewer, it is a reminder that sometimes films can venture into the realms of poetry and dreams."'
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In 2018, Eves Bayou was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
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Lisa Nicole Carson was currently starring as Callista Flockhart's sidekick Renee on Ally Mcbeal when this movie was released.
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