Filmfest 2006

CINNAMON presents a glimpse into a unique subculture: the world of African-American drag racing. Set in and around Charlottesville, Virginia, it is an experimental feature film about the consistent routine of a bank teller (Erin) and a mechanic (John) as they prepare for the sport of drag racing. Once the routine is disrupted, the result of the race comes into doubt. Cinnamon hosts several different formal style as well as different materials. The techniques and styles alternate between conventionally scripted scenes and documentary footage... A lush ode to the beauty and relentlessness of repetition and routine, and to the thrill and roar of the automobile and racetrack...

tags: Documentary


Director: Kevin Jerome Everson