The attention that Everson has always devoted to the working class in Mansfield has found its most powerful manifestation in the NEIGHBOURHOOD TRILOGOY, made of the medium-length COMPANY LINE and two shorts, WATCHWORKS and THE CAMPS. The three films shift through history and time and capture the transformations that the local African-American working class has undergone.
Kevin Jerome Everson's impressive body of work, five full-lenghth films that cross the boundaries between documentary, experimental and fiction film, and a huge variety of short features, stands out as one of the most fascinating creations of modern cinema. Focusing on history, society and mythology, Everson's work sinks into the creases of space and time where past and future meet and thus reaches a cinematic place where the process of filmmaking becomes the silent witness of the daily struggle of mankind. The use of complex long takes and the careful attention lent to the anthropological and political transformations of the African-American working class are the core of a unique oeuvre that stands out in contemporary cinema in a fascinating, hypnotic and potent way.