Hale County This Morning, This Evening Directed
RaMell Ross USA / 2018 / 77 minutes
Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: RaMell Ross, Roger Ross Williams
In Hale County This Morning, This Evening, director and artist RaMell Ross gives us an intimate insight into a town in the Alabama Black Belt, over a five year period. This film brings audiences inside a Southern Black community with profound depth and intimacy, achieved through a familiarity that only a black filmmaker can bring to this story. He asks the question 'how do you not frame someone?'. Instead we experience the people and the community with all the layers and complexity of real life.
RaMell, the artist, tells these stories through a combination of fragmented scenes and compelling photography, creating a poetically structured narrative. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a work of art as much as it is a document of this community. It belongs in a gallery as much as a theatre. It touches us as deeply as any film could and to watch this film is to witness a new form of documentary storytelling. —Roger Ross Williams
BIO: RaMell Ross earned a BA in both English and sociology from Georgetown University and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His photographs have been exhibited internationally and his writing has appeared in such outlets as The New York Times and Walker Arts Center. He was part of Filmmaker Magazine's —25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2015, and a New Frontier Artist in Residence at the MIT Media Lab. In 2016, he was a finalist for the Aperture Portfolio Prize, winner of an Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer's Fellowship Grant and a Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow. In early 2017, he was selected for Rhode Island Foundation's Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Artist Fellowship. Ross is currently on faculty at Brown University's Visual Arts Department. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is his first feature documentary.
Cast/Featuring: Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins, Mary B. Collins, Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Kyrie Bryant
Executive Producer(s): Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Bertha Foundation, Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook
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