Steeped in the bohemian cool of Chicago’s 1990s Black creative scene, Love Jones (1997)—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 play Darius and Nina, two striving, artistically talented twentysomethings. The couple share an instant connection after a chance meeting at a Chicago club, but their mutual reluctance to commit to each other leaves them both navigating an emotional minefield of confusion, jealousy, and regrets.
25 years since its release, discover the debut feature of writer-director Theodore Witcher: Love Jones is an eloquent romantic comedy, with smart direction and an unforgettable soundtrack.
This special screening will be introduced by South by South Curator Anthony Badu