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What do you do after love at first sight? That's the question posed in this romantic comedy-drama set in Chicago. Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) is a novelist who is giving a reading at the Sanctuary, an upscale club presenting jazz and poetry to a bohemian clientele. Shortly before his set, he meets Nina Mosley (Nia Long), a woman who is a gifted photographer, despite the fact that she just lost her job. They exchange small talk, and Darius makes his interest clear when -- on the spot -- he retitles a love poem "A Blues For Nina." A mutual attraction is sparked between them; soon Darius finds Nina's address on a check and shows up unannounced at her apartment, a visit resulting in a photo session that turns seriously sexy. So far, so good, but neither Darius or Nina are sure where to go next after this promising start. She's just gotten out of a relationship and isn't sure if she still cares for her old boyfriend or not, while Darius' buddies read him the riot act for wanting to give up his freedom so early on in the game. Love Jones was the debut feature for African-American writer and director Theodore Witcher; Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy, and Lisa Nicole Carson lead the supporting cast. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 14, 1997


Larenz Tate
as Darius Lovehall
Nia Long
as Nina Mosley
Isaiah Washington
as Savon Garrison
Khalil Kain
as Marvin Cox
Bill Bellamy
as Hollywood


Theodore Witcher
Nick Wechsler
Jeremiah Samuels
Theodore Witcher
Ernest Holzman
Darryl Jones
Pilar McCurry
Musical Direction/Supervision
Maysie Hoy
Roger Fortune
Production Designer
Michael Caldwell
Associate Producer
James Giovannetti, Jr.
Associate Producer
Helena Echegoyen
Executive Producer
Julia Chasman
Executive Producer
Amy Henkels
Executive Producer
Jay Stern
Executive Producer
Amelia Hochberg
Set Designer
Shawn Barton
Costume Designer
James Giovannetti, Jr.
First Assistant Director
Robi Reed-Humes
Jane Alderman
Scott D. Smith
Sound Recordist