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The three great black films of the 1990s are, in this order: To Sleep with Anger from Charles Burnett, One False Move from Carl Franklin, and Eve’s Bayou from Kasi Lemmons. The first and third are family dramas, the second is neo-noir. All have almost nothing to do with an issue that, for good reason, is important to most black directors: race relations. In the case of Eve’s Bayou, which is set in the 1960s, the family is prosperous and even claims aristocratic blood from a French ancestor. The father, played superbly by Samuel L. Jackson, is the doctor for the “colored community” in

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