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.
Described by the film critic of the New York Times as ‘pure cinematic poetry’, the directorial debut of award-winning photographer and director RaMell Ross offers a refreshingly direct approach to documentary, in an open-ended form that privileges the patiently observed interstices of the protagonists’ lives.
The film will be introduced by Caroline Deeds, a documentary filmmaker whose work is inspired by stories of marginalised voices and people who refuse to lose sight of their dreams. With a background in fine art, Caroline has also made films about artists including Turner Prize winners Jeremy Deller and Chris Ofili. She teaches in the Film and Television department at Falmouth University. You can read Caroline’s introduction to the film here.
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