Broad Daylight and Other Times: Selected Works of Kevin Jerome Everson

03:02:04 | 3 DVDs

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, DVD Box Sets

Tags: African-American, Documentary, Experimental Film, Family, Found Footage, Labor, Mixed media, Photography, Race

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Broad Daylight and Other Times: Selected Works of Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson’s prolific body of work is grounded in formalism and combines scripted and documentary elements. The subject matter is the gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of African-Americans and people of African descent, often working class. The conditions are usually physical, social and economic circumstances, or weather. His films suggest the relentlessness of everyday life--along with its beauty--and present oblique metaphors for art making. This 3-DVD box set includes the feature Cinnamon, 23 short-form works, and a booklet with the following:

  • Undefeated--Notes on KJE's films -- Emmanuel Burdeau
  • A Work Aesthetic: The Films of Kevin Jermoe Everson -- Monica McTighe
  • Who Killed Evidence? -- Katrin Mundt
  • 'To Do Better': Notes on the Work of Kevin Jerome Everson -- Michael B. Gillespie

Produced by Video Data Bank in association with Picture Palace Pictures and Trich Arts.

This box set is dedicated to DeCarrio Antwan Couley, 1984-2010.

 

Included Titles

Cinnamon
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Cinnamon presents a glimpse into the world of African American drag racing. It follows the consistent routine of a bank teller and a mechanic as they prepare for the sport. Once the routine is disrupted, the result of the race comes into...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film

2009 | 03:00
Lead
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Lead is a tale of an early 20th Century Robin Hood, based on a story by James Williams, involving jumping trains and throwing coal off for needy Southerners.

Cast: Chris Barkley, Hassen Mahamud, Kenny West, James Williams....

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film, labor

Company Line
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Company Line is a film about one of the first predominately Black neighborhoods in Mansfield Ohio. The title, Company Line, refers to the name historically used by residents to describe their neighborhood, located on the north...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, city, documentary, experimental film, family, labor, migration, mixed media, race

Sportello Quattro
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Sportello Quattro, filmed during a residency at the American Academy in Rome, is about immigration, work and community among people of color in contemporary Rome, Italy.

Cast: Joseph Bayorha.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, european film/video, labor, race

72
2002 | 03:30
72
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72 follows a teenage taxicab driver in Columbus, Mississippi multitasking to keep his job.

Cast: DeCarrio Couley.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, labor

A Week in the Hole
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A Week in the Hole chronicles a factory employee’s adjusting to the materials, time, space and personnel during his first day of work. A Creative Capital 2001 Grantee.

Cast: Maurice Printis.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, labor

753 McPherson Street
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753 McPherson Street employs both original and found footage to represent a very old, passionate, and sometimes lucrative business–a funeral home, in Mansfield, Ohio. The title refers to its street location situated in Everson’s...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, death and dying, found footage, labor

Twenty Minutes
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Twenty Minutes is about the design and usage of the pulley from the era of Leonardo Da Vinci to the early 21st Century.

Cast: Clifton Bazemore, Derek Bazemore. Animation: Aaron Biscombe.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: labor

Pictures from Dorothy
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Pictures from Dorothy is a current day consideration of the symbolism of Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz.

Cast: Matilda Washington. Music: David Reid.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film, literature, youth/childhood

Two-Week Vacation
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Two–Week Vacation depicts a segment of society whose preoccupation with work interrupts even their vacation.

Cast: Matilda Washington. Music: David Reid.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, labor

Old Cat
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Old Cat will eventually and pleasantly get to a destination. Shot in the summer of 2009, in a single take, on a lake in Virginia.

Cast: Chad Bowles, Marcus Bowles.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film

Fifeville
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Fifeville is a film about a neighborhood in Charlottesville, Virginia. It focuses on the details, gestures, and material life of the citizens of Fifeville as they communicate their understandings of the neighborhood’s changing landscape...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, documentary, environment, experimental film, landscape, race

140 Over 90
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140 Over 90 is about the crisis of hypertension in the Black community.

Cast: DeCarrio Couley, James Williams.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, health

The Picnic
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The Picnic is a film made with found footage about a couple enjoying a beautiful day, food, sex, a blanket, long walks and a firearm.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, found footage, sexuality

Ike
2008 | 02:30
Ike
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Ike is about a person showing their special gift–if pushed. The truth, fiction and lore of a brick thrower with deadly accurate aim.

Cast: Deondre “Champ” Jones, Derron Everson, Anthony Jerrell Jones.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, body

Playing Dead
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Playing Dead is a film about lying still to stay alive. A news reporter queries the survivor of a brutal attack.

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Tags: african-american, crime or violence, found footage

2008 | 01:30
Ring
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Ring attempts to exhibit the “sweet science” of boxing in an elegant way.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, body, found footage

2008 | 01:30
Home
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Home is about disappointment in northern Ohio. The scoreboard depicted is on the grounds of Mansfield Senior High. The sentiment conjures the close call.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film, found footage

Second and Lee
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Second and Lee is a cautionary tale about when not to run. It uses archival reportage and voiceover recollection to trace through repetitive corridors of presumption, justice and judgment.

Cast: James Williams.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, crime or violence, found footage, race

Undefeated
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Undefeated is about mobility and immobility, or just trying to stay warm. Featuring DeCarrio Couley shadowboxing to the rhythm of a hand–cranked Bolex.

Cast: DeCarrio Couley, James Everson.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film

Something Else
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Something Else is a film about found footage as subject matter and Miss Black Roanoke, Virginia 1971 expressing her thoughts about the upcoming Miss Black Virginia 1971 Pageant.

Cast: Rene Marie.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, found footage, gender, race

Blind Huber
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Blind Huber is a film interpretation of a poem by the American writer Nick Flynn loosely based on the life of Francois Huber, the blind 18th Century beekeeper, who sat before a series of hives for fifty years unlocking an unknown world...

 

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Tags: experimental film, history, poetry

Vanessa
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Vanessa is based on the untimely death of Vanessa Jordan. A work about loss and Michelangelo.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, death and dying, history

Aquarius
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Aquarius is a film about horoscopes and hope, and coping with everyday life.

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Collection: Single Titles

Tags: african-american, experimental film