Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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    Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    Directed by

    USA

    2018

    76 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, 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 a testament to dreaming - despite the odds.

    Awards

    • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Vision - Sundance FF
    • Grand Jury Prize - Full Frame Documentary FF
    • Grand Prize for Best International Feature - RIDM IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    RaMell Ross
    Maya Krinsky
    Cinematography
    RaMell Ross
    Editing
    RaMell Ross
    Sales
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    Production
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    Press

    A sort of eternal present takes form thanks to a precise discontinuity between the scenes concerning the people’s lives and the images of the geographical context of the Hale County.

    Giuseppe Di Salvatore, Film Explorer

    RaMell Ross captures the lives of that county’s black residents in beautiful and fragmentary complexity.

    Tanner Tafelski, Hyperallergic

    A transcendental and immersive documentary.

    Tanner Tafelski, Hyperallergic

    Life in all its multi-splendored, many-colored beauty is there in the documentary to be seen in awe.

    Tanner Tafelski, Hyperallergic

    In Ross’s film, the mundane is beautiful: moving furniture into an apartment, slapboxing in parking lots, and playing in the lush greenery of Alabama.

    Tayler Montague, Reverse Shot

    Encourages you to surrender to its poetic moods and distinctive rhythms.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    RaMell Ross

    RaMell Ross

    USA

    RaMell’s photographs have been exhibited worldwide and published in the New York Times, the Washington Post etc. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and ESPN. He was part of Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film’ 2015 and a Sundance Institute New Frontier Artist in Residence in the MIT Media Lab. He was a winner of the Aperture 2016 Portfolio Prize 2016.