Erie 2010
Two men draping a tattered billboard with a hip new ad. Two sword-fighting men, one of whom always loses. A man with a screwdriver, electric wire and angelic patience, trying to break into a car. A group of young girls wearing raincoats on a boat trip along a waterfall. A group of workers discussing the past and present of local industry. Singers and dancers in their practice sessions. Immigrants and forms of immigration. Gestures, tasks, and living conditions in 16mm black-and-white shots. An oblique realism to tell the experiences of working-class African-Americans in the US, from south to north. Work and leisure. Gestures, routines, and special moments. This film is a reflection on the ways of living of African-American communities near lake Erie.
Everson is an internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker and has made four feature-length and 70 short films. His work has screened at the Centre Pompidou, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitechapel Gallery, and at other museums and festivals throughout the world.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:20:31 | 3.76 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Director: Kevin Jerome Everson
Country: USA

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