“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross’ debut feature film that received the U.S Documentary Special Jury for Creative Vision award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, will be screened at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. Ross will field questions from the audience about the film after the screening.
Set in a predominately African American community in rural Alabama, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” provides an emotional impression of the historic South while exploring the lives of lead characters Quincy and Daniel, young men seeking solutions to make the most of their lives. Daniel is a talented high school basketball player who wants to go pro, while Quincy and his girlfriend, Boosie, have one child and twins on the way.
Made possible by a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the screening of “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” will take place at CSU Dominguez Hills’ Marvin Laser Recital Hall on Saturday Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. Admission is free.
An award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times and on book covers, Ross captures in “Hale County” the prevalence of stereotypical imagery to explore the differences between individual African American male archetypes. He never lingers on any one moment for too long and often weaves imagery together in replace of narrative, keenly capturing the cost of the social construction of race.
Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan calls “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” a “poetic documentary with a gift for making enrapturing imagery out of what sound like ordinary, everyday events.” Along with its Sundance award, the film was honored with the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) “Best Documentary” award at the IFP’s Gothem Awards on Nov. 26.
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