• Hale County This Morning This Evening

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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Synopsis

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.



Reviews


"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

"It’s not every day that you witness a new cinematic language being born... Hale County traverses years, encompasses tragedy and beauty, all in just 76 minutes."
- Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

"Void of the traditional struggle on which documentaries about the black experience often center, Hale County ruptures conventional—and often stereotypical—depictions of black people to create an experience that is simple, complex and revelatory."
- Tre’vell Anderson, The Los Angeles Times

"Visual poetry."
- Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter

"One of the best documentaries of 2018... It must be seen on the big screen... Hale County This Morning, This Evening emerges sweeping and grand, an elusive, awesome American fable."
- Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

"Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a major work, and a richly rewarding one... the sort of film for which the word 'lyrical' was invented."
— Alissa Wilkinson, Vox


Playdates


September 2018
Sept 14-27 - IFC Center - New York, NY
Sept 14-Oct4 - BAM Rose Cinemas - Brooklyn, NY
Sept 21-27 - Laemmle Playhouse 7 - Los Angeles, CA
Sept 21-27 - Laemmle Monica Film Center - Los Angeles, CA
Sept 29 - Museum of the Moving Image - Queens, NY

October 2018
Oct 5-11 - Parkway Theatre - Baltimore MD
Oct 4 & 7 - Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 12-14 - Northwest Film Center - Portland, OR
Oct 12-16 - Belcourt Theatre - Nashville, TN
Oct 13 - UCR ARTSblock - Riverside, CA
Oct 13 & 14 - Woodstock Film Festival - Woodstock, NY
Oct 14-17 - Taos Center for the Arts - Taos, NM
Oct 18-29 - Time & Space Limited - Hudson, NY
Oct 18-Nov 1 - Milwaukee Film Festival - Milwaukee, WI
Oct 19-27 - Hot Springs Doc Film Festival - Hot Springs, AR
Oct 23 & 24 - Space Gallery - Portland, ME
Oct 26-31 - Northwest Film Forum - Seatle, WA
Oct 26-30 - Center for Contemporary Arts - Santa Fe, NM
Oct 27-29 - Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, OH
Oct 30-Nov 1 - Ragtag Cinema - Columbia, MO

November 2018
Nov 1-5 - Indie Memphis Film Festival - Memphis, TN
Nov 2-11 - Miami Beach Cinematheque - Miami, FL
Nov 2-11 - Brattleboro Film Festival - Brattleboro, VT
Nov 8-15 - The Loft Cinema - Tucson, AZ
Nov 9 & 14 - DOC NYC - New York, NY
Nov 9-15: Milwaukee Film Festival, Best of Fest - Milwaukee, WI
Nov 9 - 17 Olympia Film Festival - Olympia, WA
Nov 9 - Now-Instant - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14 - 17 - Princeton Independent Film Festival - Princeton, NJ
Nov 23-29 - Roxie - San Francisco, CA
Nov 30 - Roxy Theater - Missoula, MT

December 2018
Dec 5 - Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - Madison, WI
Dec 6 - Amherst Cinema Arts Center - Amherst, MA
Dec 9 - Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY
Dec 12 - Utah Film Center - Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 15 - CSU-Dominguez Hills - Carson, CA
Dec 21 - Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Houston, TX

January 2019
Jan 4-10 - Pickford Film Center - Bellingham, WA
Jan 4 & 14 - Harkins Shea 14 - Phoenix, AZ
Jan 5 & 12 - Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival Riviera Theatre - Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 6 - Museum of the Moving Image - Astoria, NY
Jan 6 - Alamo Drafthouse Mueller - Austin, TX
Jan 6 - Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Jan 6 - Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center - San Francisco, CA
Jan 6 & 9 - AMC Loews Boston Common 19 - Boston, MA
Jan 6 & 9 - AMC Pacific Place 11 - Seattle, WA
Jan 6 & 9 - AMC Sunset 5 - Los Angeles, CA
Jan 6 & 9 - AMC Promenade 16 (Woodland Hills) - Los Angeles, CA
Jan 6 & 9 & 16 - IFC Center - New York, NY
Jan 8 - Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Jan 8 - Hammer Museum of Art - Los Angeles, CA
Jan 9 - Institute for Contemporary Arts - Richmond, VA
Jan 11 - Ogden Museum of Southern Art - New Orleans, LA
Jan 11 - 17 - Metrograph - New York, NY
Jan 11 - 14 Pews - Houston, TX
Jan 12 - Laemmle Monica Film Center - Los Angeles, CA
Jan 12 - Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena) - Los Angeles, CA
Jan 12-13 - Doc Films, U of Chicago - Chicago, IL
Jan 13 & 15 - Webster Film Series - St. Louis, MO
Jan 18-21 - Brattle Theater - Boston, MA
Jan 18-24 - Digital Gym - San Diego, CA
Jan 18-24 - Big Picture Theater - Waitsfield, VT
Jan 19-20 - Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA
Jan 19 - Alexander Valley Film Society - Cloverdale, CA
Jan 21 - Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Houston, TX
Jan 24 - Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn - New York, NY
Jan 24 - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - Notre Dame, IN
Jan 25-31 - Sie FilmCenter - Denver, CO
Jan 26 - Middlebury College - Middlebury, VT
Jan 27 - Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake - Denver, CO
Jan 30 - Cornell Cinema - Ithaca, NY

February 2019
Feb 1 - Block Cinema - Evanston, IL
Feb 1-7 - Film Streams Dundee Theater - Omaha, NE
Feb 2 - Capri Theater - Montgomery, AL
Feb 2-3 - Railroad Square Cinema - Waterville, ME
Feb 2 - W&M Global Film Festival - Williamsburg, VA
Feb 3-7 - Guild Cinema - Albuquerque, NM
Feb 3 - Speed Art Museum - Louisville, KY
Feb 3 - Alamo Drafthouse - Winchester, VA
Feb 5 - Nickelodeon Theatre - Columbia, SC
Feb 6 - Richland Public Library - Columbia, SC
Feb 9 - Webster Film Series - St. Louis, MO
Feb 12 - Grand Cinema - Tacoma, WA
Feb 14 & 16 - Cleveland Cinematheque - Cleveland, OH
Feb 15-22 - Black Bottom Film Festival - Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 16 - Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival - Montgomery, AL
Feb 19 - Campus Theater, Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA

March 2019
March 7-10 - Lark Theater - Larkspur, CA

April 2019
Apr 3 - Duke University - Durham, NC
Apr 7 - Hopkins Center for Film at Dartmouth - Hanover, NH
Apr 10 - Pacific Film Archive - Berkeley, CA



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