--> 17th Chicago Underground Film Festival



1:00pm Theater One
Sunday June 27
ERIE-HOME MOVIE



HOME MOVIE
Braden King,14 min, video, 2009, USA


Blurring the traditional boundaries between documentary and dramatic fiction, HOME MOVIE reveals an intimate and somber portrait of a woman at home with her two small children as they cope with the unexplained absence of their father. (BK)

ERIE
Kevin Jerome Everson, 81 min, video, 2009, USA

ERIE is the fourth feature length work by Ohio-born, Virginia-based artist Kevin Everson following SPICEBUSH (2005), CINNAMON (2006) and THE GOLDEN AGE OF FISH (2008) as well as more than 70 short films and videos. Set in and around urban communities near Lake Erie, where the General Motors factory is about to close, the film is composed of single-take black-and-white shots all lasting the length of a camera roll: two sword-fighting men, a man with a screwdriver and a coat hanger trying to break into a car, young girls on a boat trip, and three workers anticipating their final days at the plant. These scenes build upon one another to create a portrait of African American workers in a post-industrial America. HDCAM video. (Bryan Wendorf)