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Kasi Lemmons is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 24 february 1961 at St. Louis (USA)

Kasi Lemmons

Kasi Lemmons
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Birth name Karen Lemmons
Nationality USA
Birth 24 february 1961 (58 years) at St. Louis (USA)

Kasi Lemmons (born Karen Lemmons; February 24, 1961) is an American film director and actress, most notable for her work on the films Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine and Talk to Me. She was described by film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon as "an ongoing testament to the creative possibilities of film".

Biography

Lemmons has been married to actor and director Vondie Curtis-Hall since 1995. The couple have two children.


Lemmons states that her husband is immensely supportive and feels that he is more relaxed than she is. Compared to how he works, she prefers the pressure of working on a set with the actors. As a director and a mother, Lemmons says that it gives her perspective. Her life outside of the movie set and Hollywood has kept her grounded. Though she is a Black woman, Lemmons identifies herself as an artist first and foremost in her career.“…I don't wake up every day saying I'm a Black woman because it's too given, but I wake up every day feeling like an artist and I feel I'm an artist."

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Filmography of Kasi Lemmons (21 films)

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Actress

Disconnect
Disconnect (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Bateman, Paula Patton, Max Thieriot, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Ford
Roles Roberta Washington
Rating74% 3.7478453.7478453.7478453.7478453.747845
An ambitious, up-and-coming reporter Nina Dunham has much success with her interview with underage video chat-room stripper Kyle. Kyle, a runaway, works in a whole "house" with other chat-room strippers under his boss, Harvey. However, the FBI wants her to reveal his address in order to shut down the whole website that hosts the web-rooms. Since she has paid him in order to make initial contact, she may have broken the law, making the police and her boss put pressure on her to cooperate. Nina wants to save him from the business, yet fears losing his trust in the process. Kyle reluctantly gives her the address, and somehow, Harvey is tipped off and the entire house flees. When Nina discovers this, she follows them to the motel where they're staying, and asks Kyle to leave with her. At first, Kyle is hopeful for the future and willing, but when Nina is hesitant to guarantee him safe haven in her home, he resists. Harvey watches the argument, then slaps Nina. The entire group of chat-room strippers leave and Nina drives away in tears.
Disconnect
Disconnect (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Hope Davis, Jason Bateman, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Max Thieriot
Roles Roberta Washington
Rating74% 3.7478553.7478553.7478553.7478553.747855
Un groupe de personnes et leurs relations à Internet.
Waist Deep
Waist Deep (2006)
, 1h27
Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate, Kimora Lee Simmons, The Game, Arnold Vosloo
Roles Angry Black Woman
Rating59% 2.952272.952272.952272.952272.95227
Ex-con Otis (Tyrese Gibson), or "O2" as he was once known on account of his ability to vanish from a crime scene like oxygen, has done his time and is now determined to stay out of trouble and never leave his young son, Otis, Jr. (played by Vondie Curtis-Hall's young son, Henry Hunter Hall), ever again.
Gridlock'd
Gridlock'd (1997)
, 1h25
Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer, Bokeem Woodbine, James Pickens Jr.
Roles Madonna
Rating68% 3.4492353.4492353.4492353.4492353.449235
Set in Detroit, Gridlock'd centers around heroin addicts Spoon (Tupac Shakur), Stretch (Tim Roth) and Cookie (Thandie Newton). They are all in a band together in the spoken word genre. They go by the name of Eight Mile Road, with Cookie on the vocals, Spoon on the bass guitar (plus secondary vocals), and Stretch on the piano. Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their habit after Cookie overdoses on her first hit. Throughout a disastrous day, the two addicts dodge police and local criminals while struggling with an apathetic government bureaucracy that thwarts their entrance into a rehabilitation program.
Til There Was You, 1h54
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Craig Bierko, Christine Ebersole
Roles Angenelle
Rating48% 2.4037052.4037052.4037052.4037052.403705
Gwen Moss (Jeanne Tripplehorn) has spent the better part of her life waiting for the man of her dreams, unaware she briefly bumped into him at school as children and has had several close encounters ever since. She aspires to have a life like her longtime friend Debbie (Jennifer Aniston), a successful doctor with a beautiful home but a marriage that may not be as perfect as it seems on the surface.
Fear of a Black Hat, 1h29
Directed by Rusty Cundieff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons, Faizon Love, Deezer D
Roles Nina Blackburn
Rating71% 3.596213.596213.596213.596213.59621
This film is a comedic mockumentary depicting the perspective of a filmmaker as she trails a hardcore gangsta rap group called N.W.H. ("Niggaz With Hats"), a play on the name of the popular group N.W.A In many ways, Fear of a Black Hat is similar to the satirical film about early 1980s heavy metal This is Spinal Tap.
Drop Squad
Drop Squad (1994)

Directed by Clark Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Eriq La Salle, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Ving Rhames, Kasi Lemmons, Spike Lee, Vanessa Williams
Roles June Vanderpool
Rating45% 2.271522.271522.271522.271522.27152
The film portrays an advertising executive, Bruford Jamison (Eriq La Salle) who is in charge of the "minority development division" for an advertising agency. Among the ad campaigns he is involved with is one for a malt liquor called "Mumblin' Jack", whose billboard depicts a woman in a skimpy bikini straddling a bottle, with the slogan "It Gits Ya Crazy!" Another ad campaign depicted in the film is a commercial filled with racial stereotypes (in which Spike Lee has a cameo) for a fried chicken restaurant's Gospel-Pak, which offers a Bible verse printed on every napkin. Bruford's sister Lenora (Nicole Powell) calls in the Drop Squad to deprogram him. Bruford winds up being subjected to three weeks of psychological and physical brutality. Among the other persons who are shown being subjected to the deprogramming are a corrupt politician and a drug dealer.
Hard Target, 1h37
Directed by John Woo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Arnold Vosloo, Wilford Brimley, Willie C. Carpenter
Roles Det. Marie Mitchell
Rating61% 3.0994653.0994653.0994653.0994653.099465
In New Orleans, a homeless veteran named Douglas Binder is the target of a hunt. He is given a belt containing $10,000 and told that he must reach the other side of town where he would then win the money and his life. Hunting him are the hunt organizer Emil Fouchon, a businessman named Mr. Lopaki who has paid $500,000 for the opportunity to hunt a human, Fouchon's lieutenant Pik Van Cleaf, and mercenaries including Stephan and Peterson. Binder fails to reach his destination and is shot by three crossbow bolts. Van Cleaf retrieves the money belt.
Candyman
Candyman (1992)
, 1h39
Directed by Bernard Rose
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Serial killer films, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Vanessa Williams, Kasi Lemmons, Bernard Rose
Roles Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh
Rating65% 3.298573.298573.298573.298573.29857
Helen Lyle, a graduate student, conducts research on urban legends, and, in the process, learns of a local legend known as Candyman. The legend claims that Candyman can be summoned by saying his name five times while facing a mirror, whereupon he will murder the summoner with his hook-hand. Later that evening, Helen and her friend Bernadette, skeptical of Candyman's existence, call Candyman's name into the mirror in Helen's bathroom, but nothing happens.
Afterburn
Afterburn (1992)
, 1h43
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Laura Dern, Robert Loggia, Vincent Spano, Michael Rooker, Welker White, Richard Jenkins
Roles Carol North
Rating61% 3.099853.099853.099853.099853.09985
On November 15, 1982, Janet Harduvel (Laura Dern) is devastated by the news of the death of her husband Ted (Vincent Spano) who flew as a United States Air Force pilot in one of the world's most sophisticated fighter aircraft, the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. She is stymied in finding out the truth behind his crash in Korea and takes on the US military and General Dynamics, maker of the F-16. With the help of her lawyer, Leo Morrone (Robert Loggia), and her sister Mary (Welker White), Harduvel begins the long process of unraveling the lies and deception that are behind a joint military and General Dynamics cover-up that blames the accident on pilot error. Despite setbacks, she proves to be unwavering in her search for the truth to clear his name and uncover the deadly secret buried in the F-16.
The Silence of the Lambs, 1h58
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Évasion, Tiré d'une œuvre de Thomas Harris, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Charles Napier, Anthony Heald
Roles Ardelia Mapp
Rating83% 4.164894.164894.164894.164894.16489
Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is pulled from her training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia by Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. He assigns her to interview Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer, whose insight might prove useful in the pursuit of a serial killer nicknamed "Buffalo Bill", who skins his female victims' corpses.
The Great Los Angeles Earthquake, 3h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Bonnie Bartlett, Lindsay Frost, Joe Spano, Michael T. Weiss
Roles Melanie Bryant
Rating61% 3.053073.053073.053073.053073.05307
The movie begins with a small tremor beginning in the hills outside of Los Angeles near a United States Geological Survey (USGS) research post which cuts to a scene of a teenage girl on a date with her boyfriend at the Earthquake Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The girl is later revealed to be Heather, daughter of Clare Winslow (Joanna Kerns), who is a seismologist with the U.S.G.S.
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson, 1h40
Directed by Larry Peerce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Andre Braugher, Daniel Stern, Ruby Dee, Stan Shaw, Paul Dooley, Bruce Dern
Roles Rachel
Rating67% 3.3832953.3832953.3832953.3832953.383295
Basé sur des faits réels, The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson se concentre sur la partie de la vie de Jackie Robinson pendant laquelle il effectue son service militaire.
Vampire's Kiss, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Nicolas Cage, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons, Michael Knowles
Roles Jackie
Rating60% 3.0001753.0001753.0001753.0001753.000175
Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage) is a driven literary agent, who is slowly going insane. He works all day, and club hops at night, with little in his life but one night stands and the pursuit of money and prestige. He sees a therapist (Ashley) frequently, and during these sessions, his declining mental health becomes clear through a series of increasingly bizarre rants that eventually begin to scare even his psychiatrist. After taking a girl he met in a club named Jackie (Kasi Lemmons) back to his place, a bat flies in through his window, scaring them both.
School Daze, 2h1
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Darryl M. Bell, Jasmine Guy, Joe Seneca
Roles Perry
Rating60% 3.0017953.0017953.0017953.0017953.001795
Vaughn "Dap" Dunlap (Fishburne) is a politically conscious black American student at Mission College, a leading historically black college whose motto is "Uplift the Race". The college administration is portrayed as inept.