Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson: Ten Five in the Grass & other shorts

“Everson has carved a place for himself outside both the typical expectations of documentary and the conventions of representational fiction.” —Artforum

World & US premieres
Jack H. Skirball Series

With six feature-length films and more than 70 shorts, Alpert Award recipient Kevin Jerome Everson has explored the multiple facets of African American life via a variety of formal approaches. Whether through his signature long shots, collage of archival sources or the re-enactment of fictional material that echoes the lives of his performers, Everson favors a strategy that interrupts the documentary impulse, abstracting everyday actions and statements into theatrical gestures. His work plays with the ambivalent relationships between art and narrative, fact and fiction. This screening includes a selection of shorts, from the Lumière-inspired Workers Leaving the Job Site (2013), to a dark, witty, homage to Chester Himes, Early Riser (Cotton Comes to Harlem) (2012), to an exploration of the world of black cowboys, Ten Five in the Grass (2012).

In person: Kevin Jerome Everson

Funded in part with generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Herb Alpert Foundation. The Alpert Award in the Arts, a fellowship program that supports innovative practitioners in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theater and visual arts, is administered by CalArts on behalf of The Herb Alpert Foundation.

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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SAT 3/9
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff