Kevin Jerome Everson | U.S. | 2011 | 70m 42s
b&w | sound | 16mm transferred to DV Cam
Quality Control consists of a series of single take shots of the fine folks of Alabama producing a superior product. Filmed in the summer of 2010, in a dry cleaners facility in Pritchard, Alabama, near Mobile, Quality Control exhibits the acts as well the conditions around labor. It is similar stylistically, in form and rhythm, to certain scenarios in Everson’s award-winning and critically acclaimed previous films, including Erie (2010) and in thematic concerns to several other short form works which follow the daily, quotidian tasks of workers in rest and in motion, including the factory routine captured in the short film A Week in the Hole (2001), which focused on an employee’s adjustment to materials, time, space and personnel. Principal cast includes Shay Wright and Annette Speight.
Screens as part of Kevin Jerome Everson.