37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

A Suite of Short Films by Kevin Jerome Everson

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Gospel Hill (co-directed Claudrena Harold, 2023) has two Black University of Virginia hospital employees talking about the job site in a Albermarle County speakeasy.  (5:25, b&w)

If You Don’t Watch the Way You Move (2023) consist of Dripp and ChoSkii of BmE composing and recording their latest composition, Shiesty, only to be interrupted by a John Cage score. (12:20, color)

Hough 66 (2023) has the talented Fuego Mansa Mufasa exhibiting the visuals of the 1966 Cleveland Ohio uprising. (7:18, b&w, silent)

The Daily Roster (2023) is called into action at a Columbus Mississippi firehouse. (3:50, b&w)the daily roster

Frankenstein Conquers the World Two (2023) has Frankenstein freeing himself by using the sounds from the deleted final scene of the 1965 film by Ishirō Hondo, Frankenstein Conquers the World. (2:30, b&w)

First Team Offence (2023) is made up of Bertha Everson’s great grandchildren. (3:13, b&w, silent)

West Lounge (2023) is about an unfortunate event in Columbus Mississippi told by an unreliable narrator. (5:16, color)

Patent 1,571,148 (2022) is Pleas ‘Dinky’ Everson tuning his vintage Pontiac with the 1924-26 patent pended Handee Wrench invented by late J. Sisolok of Mansfield Ohio. (4:40, b&w)

Northern Mockingbird (2023) is a film about a birdwatcher looking for the state bird of Texas. (3:00, b&w)

Accidental Athlete (co-directed Claudrena Harold, 2023) Paulette Jones Morant waxes poetically about being one of the first Black woman scholastic athletes at the University of Virginia. (7:11, b&w)


Discussion with directors Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena Harold, moderated by Julide Etem (UVA)


Friday, November 4


2:30 PM


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