STRANGE TRUTH || Work Ethic: The Films of Kevin Jerome Everson

Thursday, April 14, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)
Event Type
Film
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Weissinger, James
Department
Hurford Humanities Center
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=18596

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:00 pm

Sharpless Auditorium, Haverford College


WORK ETHIC: THE FILMS OF KEVIN JEROME EVERSON


The films of Kevin Jerome Everson explore the lives and gestures of working class African Americans using a dizzying array of techniques: direct observation, found footage, reenactments, archival materials, scripted scenes, interviews, and more.  This program samples a small number of Everson's over 125 films, emphasizing the most formally challenging.  “In Everson’s cinema, Black people are neither victors nor defeated. Neither defeated, undone, nor recomposed. They are and remain undefeated.”  —Emmanuel Burdeau


A conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson will follow the screening.



STRANGE TRUTH is organized by Haverford College faculty Vicky Funari (Artist in Residence), Hank Glassman (East Asian Languages and Cultures), and John Muse (Independent College Programs) in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery exhibition Among the Unburied, curated by Liz Park.


The series is made possible by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities’ Mellon Creative Residencies Program and Leaves of Grass Fund; Bryn Mawr Film Institute; the Bi-College Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; and Independent College Programs at Haverford College.  Additional support comes from the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University, Scribe Video Center, Painted Bride Art Center, and International House Philadelphia.


Free and open to the public.


Contact: hcah@haverford.edu


http://hav.to/strangetruth


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