Hale County This Morning, This Evening Directed
RaMell Ross USA / 2018 / 76:33 minutes
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
An inspired, lyrical and intimate portrait of a place and its people, award-winning photographer Ross’s directorial debut follows two young African American men from rural Alabama over the course of five years. Capturing the mundane and monumental in the center of the historic Black Belt region, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING offers a new way to see a long-exploited but vibrant community at the heart of America.
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. RaMell is currently on faculty at Brown University’s Visual Arts Department. "Hale County This Morning, This Evening" is his first feature documentary.
Cast/Featuring: @ramellross, @cinemaguild
Executive Producer(s): Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, Bertha Foundation, Laura Poitras & Charlotte Cook
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