HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING


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Event:
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
Date:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
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138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

Directed by RaMell Ross
76 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
 

Post film Q&A with director RaMell Ross, moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 

How does one express the reality of individuals whose public image, lives, and humanity originate in exploitation? Photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross employs the integrity of nonfiction filmmaking and the currency of stereotypical imagery to fill in the gaps between individual black male icons. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a lyrical innovation to the form of portraiture that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks that have historically constricted the expression of African American men on film.

In the lives of protagonists Daniel and Quincy, quotidian moments and the surrounding southern landscape are given importance, drawing poetic comparisons between historical symbols and the African American banal. Images are woven together to replace narrative arc with visual movements. As Ross crafts an inspired tapestry made up of time, the human soul, history, environmental wonder, sociology, and cosmic phenomena, a new aesthetic framework emerges that offers a new way of seeing and experiencing the heat, and the hearts of people in the Black Belt region of the U.S. as well far beyond.

Winner: Special Jury Prize for Creative Vision–2018 Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize–2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; Nominated: Best Documentary–2018 Gotham Awards


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