Kevin Jerome Everson

2006 | 01:10:00 | United States | English | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16mm film

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Experimental Film

Cinnamon presents a glimpse into the world of African American drag racing. It follows the consistent routine of a bank teller and a mechanic as they prepare for the sport. Once the routine is disrupted, the result of the race comes into doubt. The bank teller is a driver who tries to stay focused before races. The mechanic’s job is to constantly examine the driver’s behavior. He has to adjust the racecar to the driver’s skill and ability and modify the racecar for the weather conditions. The film portrays their relationship as similar to that of a composer and a musician, in which the mechanic composes and the driver interprets the music. Cinnamon hosts several different formal styles and materials. The techniques employed alternate between conventionally scripted scenes, which have a naturalistic feel, and documentary footage.

Co-Producer: Madeleine Molyneaux. Cast: John Bowles, Erin Stewart, Ashley Bowles, Larry Bowles, Rhonda Bowles, Ray- mond Mason, Vincent Fowler. Editor: Lin Qiu. Sound: Alex Stockwell, Bruce Johnson. Music: Judith Shatin. Costume and Props: Stephanie Owens, Konstantin Brazhnik.

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