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Lila & Eve
A tense and exciting film, LILA AND EVE is directed by Charles Stone III (DRUMLINE), and tells the story of Lila (Academy Award® Nominee Viola Davis), a grief-stricken mother who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting attends a support group where she meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her son’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. The two women soon embark on a violent pursuit of justice, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son. ). A bold and provocative take on the morals of American society, LILA AND EVE will open in theaters and on demand on July 17, 2015.
Struggling to cope with the loss of her 18-year old son Stephon after he falls victim to the drug violence in their neighborhood, a grieving mother Lila (Academy Award® Nominee Viola Davis), attends a support group for mothers of children who have been murdered. There she meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), a candid kindred spirit. Lila commiserates with Eve on her desire for justice and the fact that the local police lack the resources necessary to pursue her son’s case. Encouraged by Eve, the two set out to investigate who killed Stephon. Lila and Eve return to the scene of the crime and subsequently question the new drug dealer working the block, which finds them in an altercation that turns violent. But prompted by the information they uncover, the two continue the investigation, moving higher up the gang hierarchy to track down the one ultimately responsible for Stephon’s death. When their actions pique the suspicions of a local detective and endanger the life of Lila’s younger son, Lila questions whether they are taking things too far. Eve is adamant they continue, but amidst the escalating violence, Lila begins to doubt their path. In LILA AND EVE, director Charles Stone III (DRUMLINE) has created a highly dramatic film which explores the lengths mothers will go to, both physically and emotionally, in pursuing justice for a murdered child.
Charles Stone III
Lisa Hamilton Daly