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/10
173 Ratings

Tonsler Park

Directed by Kevin Jerome Everson
United States, 2017
Documentary

Synopsis

Tonsler Park films a polling station in Charlottesville, Virginia over the course of Election Day in the United States, November 8th, 2016.

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Tonsler Park Directed by Kevin Jerome Everson
Given the cynicism and dismay that now surround our last presidential election, this portrait of a community interacting around that fundamental democratic act of casting ballots is particularly affecting.
February 12, 2018
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These people cared. And Everson cares about them, letting his grainy black and white camera capture them for ten minutes or more at a time. It gives them a full portrait just by letting them exist in a common element. Everson’s been making charming experimental documentaries of this sort for over a decade and he never looks like he’s breaking a sweat. His charming and vivacious images just seem to spill out of his camera.
October 14, 2017
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Everson’s films are examples of just how fiercely cinema’s plain vernacular can be rooted in politics. Not much happens at the polls: the voters’ polite small talk and steady gestures reflect the occasion’s decorum. And yet, we can’t forget that this is a battleground, the America many would say we’ve lost (even though Virginia itself voted Democratic). Tonsler Park softly plays out such monumental concerns over the fate of the political system, access and power in the US from the micro-level.
October 04, 2017
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