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Film still, Identified Flying Object (2017), by Kevin Everson.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Princeton Garden Theatre
Tickets required

Artist and filmmaker Kevin Everson visits the Princeton Garden Theatre to discuss his work as part of the new film screening series Film Blackness, organized by visiting associate professor Michael Gillespie (City College of New York) and made possible by the John Sacret Young Fund for visiting filmmakers. Everson’s films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. Q&A discussion with Everson follows a screening of several of his short films.

Tickets are free for Princeton University students, faculty and staff; show Princeton University ID at the Garden Theatre box office to pickup tickets. Public tickets are $6-11 available through the Garden Theatre box office online or in person.


headshot Kevin Everson

Photo courtesy Kevin Everson

With a sense of place and historical research, KEVIN JEROME EVERSON films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. The subject matter is the gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class African Americans and other people of African descent. The conditions are usually physical, social-economic circumstances or weather. Instead of standard realism he favors a strategy that abstracts everyday actions and statements into theatrical gestures, in which archival footage is re-edited or re-staged, real people perform fictional scenarios based on their own lives and historical observations intermesh with contemporary narratives. The films suggest the relentlessness of everyday life—along with its beauty—but also present oblique metaphors for art-making.


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  • Program in Visual Arts
  • Princeton Garden Theater