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Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 September 2018 (USA)
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A kaleidoscopic and humanistic view of the Black community in Hale County, Alabama.

Director:

RaMell Ross

Writers:

RaMell Ross, Maya Krinsky (co-writer)
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Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash ... Self
Quincy Bryant Quincy Bryant ... Self
Daniel Collins Daniel Collins ... Self
RaMell Ross ... Self
Bert Williams ... Bert (archive footage)
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Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that 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.

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The film was based on Ross' s moving to Alabama in 2009 to live with the families he would be filming, and to almost a decade of observations among their community.( in contrast, when James Agee and Walker Evans went to Alabama in 1936 to document the poverty of the Depression there, they only spent three weeks .) See more »

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Lovely poetic flowing vignettes of life, with clear influences
11 February 2019 | by apprenticepoetSee all my reviews

This film, with its free-form flowing scenes of life in Hale County has been praised to the skies by various critics, and in many ways deserves it. That said, sadly all of them have missed its indebtedness to 'A Shimmer of Possibility', a very influential 12 volume photographic work/ book released by Paul Graham in 2008. It pioneered the flowing visual poetics, into a stuttering non-narrative vision of everyday life, finding beauty and meaning in the most ordinary of situations. There are extended film -like sequences of images at the core of this work, that remind me of 'Hale County', especially one of a young African American couple playing basketball in the twilight.

Mr Ross, clearly knows this work - he is an art-photographer and teacher himself - and Mr Graham's work was highly praised, and even given a solo show at MoMA, NYC. RaMell Ross has absorbed the lessons from this work, and transferred them to his film-making, with great skill. The success is his, and I don't wish to take away from it, but it is important to acknowledge a debt and influence, when it is due.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hale County This Morning, This Evening See more »

Filming Locations:

Hale County, Alabama, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,640, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$112,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,282
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16 : 9
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