Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) | filmmaker RaMell Ross in attendance
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
(RaMell Ross, 2018, 76 min, USA, English, Color, DCP)
-- Q&A to follow w/ filmmaker RaMell Ross
Available starting at 11:00am on February 20th, 2019
If sold-out, please note that there will be a stand-by line for attendees without ticket reservations. Once all ticketed patrons have been seated, those in the stand-by line will be afforded any vacant seats on first-come, first-served basis.
[There will also be a 9:30pm encore screening of the film, for which no reservations are required. There will not be a director Q&A after the 9:30pm screening.]
An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son in an open-ended, poetic form that privileges the patiently observed interstices of their lives. The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime. These moments combine to communicate the region’s deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination.
In his directorial debut, award-winning photographer and director RaMell Ross offers a refreshingly direct approach to documentary that fills in the gaps between individual black male icons. Hale County This Morning, This Evening allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South, trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously offering a testament to dreaming despite the odds.
-- Nominated for the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
-- Winner of the Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
"Pure cinematic poetry... poses a quietly radical challenge to assumptions about race, class and the aesthetics of filmmaking."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
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