‘Love Jones’ Cast Reunites at American Black Film Festival

Love Jones Cast Reunion

Gallery: Love Jones Cast Reunion

Last night’s American Black Film Festival was truly a walk down memory lane thanks to the appearance of almost the entire cast of the 1997 hit movie Love Jones. The crew, sans only comedian Bill Bellamy, was on hand to accept the Classic Cinema Award, which included an entire tribute, complete with singer Dionne Farris on hand to perform the film’s theme song Hopeless.

Nia Long (Nina Mosely), Larenz Tate (Darius Lovehall), Isaiah Washington (Savon Glover), Leonard Roberts (Eddie Cole), Bernadette Speakes (Sheila Downes), Lisa Nicole Carson (Josie Nichols) and director Theodore Witcher were all on hand to accept their individual award. Bill Bellamy was unable to attend thanks to a previous promo engagement involving his upcoming stage play Married but Single Too.

For those of you wondering what the cast has been up to lately, I’m sure you all know Larenz, Nia, and Isaiah have appeared in plenty of movies and television shows over the past twenty years. Bill Bellamy continues to tour the comedy circuit and appear in various independent films and plays. Bernadette has guest starred on several television shows, including Monk, Heroes and Parenthood. Leonard recently appeared in American Sniper and American Crime Story. Lisa took an extended hiatus from Hollywood to battle a bipolar disorder, but was recently seen in the New Edition Story.

As for director Theodore Witcher, he seemingly fell off the face of the earth after his follow-up film, Body Count, was released in 1998. According to his IMDB page, he has neither written nor directed a movie since.


  1. I googled Theodore and Christopher Scott Cherot (Hav Plenty) about five years ago and found it crazy that both of them haven’t done anything since their debut films. Both films were great and starred popular actors and artists. You’d think Hollywood would’ve jumped at the chance to work with them. To just vanish and not so much as direct a music video is just odd. I wish they’d speak on whatever happened to cause them to damn near retire.

  2. Christopher did a film back in 2015 called Sex & Violence. It was released through Wanderlust Pictures Inc.

  3. Loved Hav Plenty and this film. Good to see them all together again and looking good and being honored!

  4. Love Jones is a classic love story that is not watered down with comedy like what we see today.

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