Park Lanes

  • 480'
  • USA
  • 2015
By inviting his audience to spend much more time with his subject than the comfortable duration of a fixed film format, or a furtive visit to an installation, Everson directly sollicits our sense of time management. But beyond that, the rethoric of his meditation on history, economy and the place of the individual avoids the manipulative. Without any comment or contextualization, and with no clear sense of what type of objects are being produced, the working performance gains a sculputural quality all of its own. The title refers to the name of a bowling alley in Everson’s hometown, Mansfield Ohio. This film about a full day's work in a factory that produces bowling alley supplies, requires an eight-hour experience in real time. It is above all a reflection on the relentlessness, but also the dignity, of everyday working life.
Director
Kevin Jerome Everson
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
480'
Language
no dialogue
Producers
Madeleine Molyneaux, Kevin Jerome Everson
Production Companies
Picture Palace Pictures, Trilobite-Arts-DAC
Sales
Picture Palace Pictures
Screenplay
Kevin Jerome Everson
Cinematography
Kahlil Pedizisai, Kevin Jerome Everson, Michelle Lee, Rachel Lane, Jack Doerner, Nicole Chakeris
Editor
Kevin Jerome Everson
Production Design
Kevin Jerome Everson
Sound Design
Nicole Chakeris, Rachel Lane
Website
http://people.virginia.edu/~ke5d