Love Jones (on 35mm)

MAY 19, 20, 21, 24

Theodore Witcher's 1997 romance takes place in Chicago's spoken word scene. At an open mic club named the Sanctuary, a photographer named Nina (Nia Long) meets a writer named Darius (Larenz Tate). Soon, Darius is on stage, smoothly and seductively delivering a poem entitled "A Blues for Nina." With great tenderness and humor, Love Jones follows the two young artists as they explore their chemistry. As this iconic film turns 20 years old, we present four special screenings on 35mm.

"Equal parts smart and sexy, bourgeois and bohemian. In this postmodern age of Black cinema, one film stands above all the rest as an undeniable classic of contemporary African-American romance. That film is Love Jones." (Miles Marshall Lewis, Ebony)