Love Jones


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 11, 2023 8:45 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Feb 12, 2023 5:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Feb 13, 2023 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1997
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Theodore Witcher
Cast:Larenz Tate
Nia Long
Isaiah Washington
Bill Bellamy
Lisa Nicole Carson
Screenwriter:Theodore Witcher


Steeped in the bohemian cool of Chicago’s 1990s Black creative scene, LOVE JONES—the smart, sexy, and stylish debut feature of writer-director Theodore Witcher—is a love story for anyone who has ever wondered, 'How do I know when I’ve found the one?' Larenz Tate and Nia Long have magnetism and chemistry to burn as the striving, artistically talented twentysomethings, Darius and Nina—he’s a poet, she’s a photographer—who spark over their love of literature and jazz, but whose mutual reluctance to commit to a relationship leaves them both navigating an emotional minefield of confusion, jealousy, and regrets. Velvety cinematography; an unforgettable, eclectic soundtrack; dazzling dialogue; and refreshingly low-key, naturalistic performances by an ensemble cast that also includes Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Bill Bellamy, Bernadette Speakes, and Leonard Roberts come together in an intoxicating, seductively moody romance that engages both the heart and the mind.