← back to full archive

Coons

Genre: Drama  |  Director: Chris Cloyd
Length: 15 mins  |  Country of Origin: USA
Learn More: Visit the film’s website

Kansas 1962. America’s heartland. Rich, a small town teen, finds himself in a nightmare of his own creation when Bill, his older brother, picks him up on the way home from school one afternoon. What would appear to be an innocent joyride turns sinister when Mark, Bill’s best friend, reveals Ira, a black teen new to the area, gagged and bound in the bed of the truck. Trapped in the situation with Jessica, his brother’s girlfriend, it becomes clear that the humiliation and cruelty are but a prelude to the true purpose of the drive: a lynching. Called to repeat a rumor he told Mark, Rich is faced with a choice between family and the life of an innocent teen.