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Review: Park Lanes (2015) by Kevin Jerome Everson

Park Lanes (2015) by Kevin Jerome Everson
Park Lanes (2015) by Kevin Jerome Everson
Park Lanes (2015) by Kevin Jerome Everson

Park Lanes, Kevin Jerome Everson, 2015, 8:00:28, USA

Park Lanes (2015), an eight hour documentary film about labor by Kevin Jerome Everson, examines a full workday inside of an Ohio factory and manufacturer of bowling equipment. Everson calmly examines the workplace through an objective lens, without voice-over or narration or inter-titled exposition, and protracted shots allow breathing room for industrial, run-of-the-mill tasks to unfold. The film quietly venerates the American worker; tranquilly, it extols the importance of a symbiotic relationship between worker and employer.

The film premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and currently is streaming on The Criterion Channel.

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