Join the Rasquache Mobile Cinema for a screening of work by Black filmmakers, including dana washington-queen, Ebony Bailey, and Kevin Everson. The event will take place on the site formerly occupied by the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Lee sculpture was one of four monuments to white supremacy in Charlottesville, torn down in July 2021. A guest speaker will deliver opening remarks to address the site.
Admission is free, and no registration is required. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, October 24 at 7 pm.
Attendees are invited to bike to the screening with the Rasquache Mobile Cinema. Meet at 6 pm at Visible Records, located at 1740 Broadway Street, in Charlottesville.
Meet the Filmmakers
dana washington-queen (they/them) is a writer using narrative and image-based practices to explore blackness, representation and sociopolitical structures. Their research and practice brings video production strategies into dialogue with Black feminist thought, critical race theory, media and queer studies. They hold a MFA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University Long Beach.
Ebony Bailey is an award-winning filmmaker and video producer from Central California whose work explores cultural intersections, diaspora and social justice. Her documentaries have screened at film festivals and forums in the US, Mexico, South America, and Europe. She has produced videos and visual content for organizations such as Mijente, LA Times, NPR, and Remezcla. Ebony has been awarded the Samuel L. Coleman Scholarship for emerging filmmakers at the Haitian International Film Festival, and she was selected for the Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today program by HBO and Hola Mexico Film Festival. Her latest film “Jamaica y Tamarindo” won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. As a “Blaxican,” Ebony tells stories with the intention of representing her communities and building spaces of empowerment between diverse populations. She is currently completing her Master’s in Documentary Film at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Artist/Filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has a MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Virginia. He has made eight feature length films and over one-hundred and twenty short films, including such award winning films as Park Lanes (2015), The Island of Saint Matthews (2013), Erie (2010), Quality Control (2011), Ten Five in the Grass (2012), Cinnamon (2006), Spicebush (2005), Stone, Pictures From Dorothy (2004), Century (2013), Fe26 (2014), Sound That (2014), Sugarcoated Arsenic (2013) with Claudrena Harold and Emergency Needs (2007). Most recently he has presented the eight-hour long film, Park Lanes (2015). He also has a DVD box set of his films called Broad Daylight and Other Times with a catalog distributed by Video Data Bank.
Everson’s films and artwork have been widely shown, at venues including Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Oberhausen Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Whitechapel Gallery in London, National Gallery in Washington DC and Centre Pompidou in Paris. The work has also been recognized through awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alpert Award, a Creative Capital Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, NEH Fellowships, Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, and an American Academy in Rome Prize.
Rasquache Mobile Cinema is supported by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts, with additional support from the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab.