An official selection of 2018 True/False Film Fest, Hale County This Morning, This Evening is an inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people over the course of five years, in particular Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama. 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.
"Hale County is the type of film designed to violate common rules of cinema. Story gives way to lyricism; there's little dialogue, minimal plot, minutes upon minutes of pastoral imagery...Ross's lens captures a reality that's rarely seen by the human eye." (Natalia Winkelman, The Daily Beast)
"As a record of African-American imagery, it's not just an evaluation of 'how we are seen,' it's also a corrective that replaces stereotype with visual poetry." (Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com)
On October 30, RaMell Ross joins us in person for a Q&A. Presented in collaboration with the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism. The film also screens on October 31 and November 1.