Someone was always dying by the time the credits rolled. Then, in , came a simple movie about the love lives of black artists in Chicago. Witcher, writer-director: There was this one [poetry] club in Chicago that we all used to go to, called Spices. It had never occurred to me that the movie would get made, quite frankly, because it just seemed so small and niche, even for black people.
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It is also frankly romantic and erotic and smart. This is the first movie in a while where the guy quotes Mozart, and the girl tells him he's really thinking of Shaw. After an opening montage of great black and white Chicago scenes Nina's photographs, we learn , they Meet Cute at the Sanctuary, a club inspired by the various venues around town for poetry slams, cool jazz and upscale dating. His moves are smooth: He meets her, walks to the mike, and retitles his poem "A Blues for Nina,'' reading it to her across the smoky room. She likes that.
Love Jones is a American romantic drama film written and directed by Theodore Witcher, in his feature film debut. Although the movie received favorable critical reviews, it was not a financial success. It has, however, a cult following for its realistic characters and unorthodox take on the romance genre. It is Theodore Witcher's only directorial work to date. In Chicago , Darius Lovehall Larenz Tate is a poet who is giving a reading at the Sanctuary, an upscale nightclub presenting jazz and poetry to a bohemian clientele. Shortly before his set, he meets Nina Mosley Nia Long , a gifted photographer. They exchange small talk, and Darius makes his interest clear when he retitles his love poem "A Blues For Nina". A mutual attraction is sparked between them.