The Island of St. Matthews. Kevin Jerome Everson, USA, 2013, 70min.

The Island of Saint Matthews is a 16mm feature film about the loss of family history in the form of heirlooms and photographs. Years ago filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson asked his aunt about old family photographs. Her reply—that “we lost them in the flood” was the catalyst for this film, a poem and paean to the citizens of Westport, a community just west of Columbus, Mississippi, here seen and heard reminiscing about the 1973 flood of the Tombigbee River. (U.S., 2013, 64:00, shot in 16mm, screens in digital format, color/b&w, sound, English-language dialogue)

(Screening with: Rhinoceros. Kevin Jerome Everson, USA, 2013, 7min.)