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Kasi Lemmons

b. 1961, St. Louis, MO

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Black Nativity (2013)

Synopsis: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. Based on the play by celebrated writer Langston Hughes.


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Talk To Me (2007)

Synopsis: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.


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The Caveman’s Valentine (2001)

Synopsis: Romulus is mentally ill, and living in a New York City park. On Valentine’s Day, a young man freezes in a tree near his cave. The police determine it’s the accidental death of someone behaving bizarrely, but Romulus believes a friend of the dead youth who says that a noted avant-garde photographer murdered him.


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Eve’s Bayou (1997)

Synopsis: Summer heats up in rural Louisiana beside Eve’s Bayou as the Batiste family tries to survive the secrets they’ve kept and the betrayals they’ve endured.

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