Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Saturday, Nov 18 at 2:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 19 at 2:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. RaMell Ross. 2018, 76 mins. DCP. An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening witnesses the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Emerging from within a southern community rich in culture, history, and belonging, Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son. In his directorial debut, award-winning photographer RaMell Ross employs an intuitive and associative form that privileges patient observation and emerging moments, exalting both the mundane and the monumental, the quotidian and the sublime. The result is a refreshingly direct approach to documentary that underscores both the beauty of life and the consequences of the social construction of race and offers a testament to dreaming despite the odds. “In Ross’s film, the mundane is beautiful . . . A film seeking to create a visual language for capturing the intricacies of Black (male) existence.” —Tayler Montague, Reverse Shot
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.