After Sherman

Dir. Jon-Sesrie Goff, 2022, 88 min


The Picturehouse Thu, Mar 3 7:00 PM
Showtime Theater @ The Blue Note Sat, Mar 5 5:45 PM
Missouri Theatre Sun, Mar 6 3:30 PM
Film Info
Original Language:English


Seagrass, oysters, houses built on stilts, Cadillacs, and rice are some of the key elements of Georgetown, South Carolina, a site of pride and deeply rooted trauma where the waters lead to origins. Filmmaker Jon-Sesrie Goff employs a multitude of filmic languages while drawing on generations of family history punctuated by tragedy to question what makes Georgetown a home. Years of spatial tension and racist laws have plagued residents of this coastal region along with skirmishes around Gullah cultural retention and land reclamation. The film acts as an ongoing conversation with Goff’s father, Rev. Dr. Norvel Goff, who became the interim pastor at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church following the horrific tragedy in 2015. After Sherman depicts a paradigm of endowment and the rigidity that defines our collective American history. (AG)