RUN TIME 94 min
When teenage Stephon is killed in a drive-by shooting, his mother, Lila, slips into a paralyzing grief. She joins a support group for women who have lost children to crime and meets Eve, a woman whose little girl was killed the same night as Stephon. Lila and Eve form a friendship, and Lila begins to crawl out of her depression. She develops a burning desire to find justice for her son, and she presses the authorities for answers, but they are slow-moving and ineffective. It’s Eve who has the idea first—join together, find the drug dealers who shot Stephon dead, and bring them to justice themselves.
Academy Award-nominee Viola Davis (Lila) and Golden Globe-nominee Jennifer Lopez (Eve) burn fierce and bright in director Charles Stone III’s exceptional thriller that takes on the complicated contours of vigilantism. Lila & Eve is a bold and provocative take on justice and the morals of American society. —S.F.
COMPANY A+E Studios