BLACK BUS STOP Short Films

Students reclaim a popular gathering spot on the campus of the University of Virginia. (from co-director Claudrena N. Harold): “Sacred ground. A transcendent space of communion where young people could be found listening to music, talking politics, dancing, flirting, living in their fullness.This film pays tribute to the Black Bus Stop, an informal yet iconic gathering site for black students at the University of Virginia during the 1980s and 1990s. Under the glare of the moonlight, black fraternity and sorority members repossess hallowed grounds as they sway to the rhythms and memories of the past.”

Part of SHORTS PROGRAM 6

Kevin Jerome Everson is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art at the University of Virginia. Recipient of the 2019 Heinz Prize, Everson’s sculptures, photographs and films — nine features and over 150 shorts — have been exhibited internationally at film festivals, museums, galleries and art biennials.

Claudrena N. Harold is Chair of the History Department at the University of Virginia, specializing in African American history, black cultural politics and labor history. She is the author of “The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South” (2007) and “New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South” (2014) and co-editor of “Charlottesville 2017: The Legacy of Race and Inequity” and “The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration.”

Madeleine Molyneaux
Picture Palace Pictures
picturepalacesale@yahoo.com
212-252-3187

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Directors: Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena N. Harold

Producers: Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena N. Harold, Madeleine Molyneaux

Director of Photography: Kevin Jerome Everson

Editor: Kevin Jerome Everson

Cast/Featuring: Jordan Maia, Tiara Sparrow, Kevin Adams, Zakia Alomari, Alexis Artis, Briana Bradham, Cordell Burgess, Kris Coachman, Raelo Edmund, Komi Galli, Nana Bilkisu Habib, Natasha Hallaran, Taji Harris, Nicole Jefferson, Maya Johnson, Kendall Jordan, Taylor Lamb, Morgan Miller, Tiffany Moore, Chelsea Ofori, Xhosa Scott, Erik Patton-Scott, Markiana Smith, Paige Taul, Victoria Tucker, Melvin Walker, Micah Watson, Allen Williams, Hidayah Williams, Jessica Williams, Jasmine Zollar

Running Time (minutes): 9 min

Language : English

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