Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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Hale County This Morning, This Evening


Thursday Mar 07 01:00 PM
Saturday Mar 09 01:00 PM
Wednesday Mar 13 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by RaMell Ross. USA. 2018. 76 min.

An inspired, 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. The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime. In his directorial debut, award-winning photographer and director RaMell Ross offers a refreshingly direct approach to documentary that fills in the gaps between individual black male icons. Hale County This Morning, This Evening allows the viewer an emotive impression of the historic south, examining the consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously offering a testament to dreaming despite the odds. Nominated for Best Documentary for the 91st Academy Awards. Winner of the Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Award.

"Pure cinematic poetry... poses a quietly radical challenge to assumptions about race, class and the aesthetics of filmmaking." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times. Read The New York Times review.

"It’s not every day that you witness a new cinematic language being born... Hale County traverses years, encompasses tragedy and beauty, all in just 76 minutes." —Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice. Read The Village Voice review.

Read The New Yorker review.

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