About

YEAR 2014

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

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.

EMAIL Molly.Thompson@aenetworks.com

COMPANY A+E Studios

Credits

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Associate Producer
Editor
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Producer
Director

Artist Bio

From animation to music videos to national commercials to films and television, Charles Stone III has crossed all mediums as a storyteller. Some of his highlights include the Independent Spirit Award-nominated cult hit Paid in Full, the commercial hit Drumline for 20th Century Fox, and the wildly successful commercial campaign Whassup!! for Budweiser. Stone has returned to the independent realm with his latest film, Lila & Eve, a psychological thriller starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez.