Love Jones (1997)

Director: Theodore Witcher Run Time: 104 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1997

Starring: Bill Bellamy, Isaiah Washington, Larenz Tate, Lisa Nicole Carson, Nia Long

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they’ve got a “love thing” or are just “kicking it,” they hang out with their friends, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius’ feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion.

About the filmmaker:

Theodore Witcher is a writer and director, known for Love Jones (1997), Body Count (1998) and the TV series Games People Play. He earned a film degree from Columbia College in Chicago. Although Love Jones received favorable critical reviews, it was not a financial success at the time of its release. Since then, it has developed a cult following for its realistic characters and unorthodox take on the romance genre. It is Witcher’s only directorial work to date.

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