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Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

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In Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Ross offers an inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people. The film presents 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 in an open-ended, poetic form that privileges the patiently observed interstices of their lives. The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime, all of which combine to communicate the region's deep culture and glimpse the complex ways the African American community's collective image is integrated into America's visual imagination.

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Critic Reviews for Hale County This Morning, This Evening

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

It's not every day that you witness a new cinematic language being born, but watching RaMell Ross's evocatively titled documentary Hale County, This Morning, This Evening qualifies.

January 22, 2018 | Full Review…

This is Ross's method throughout Hale County-to capture and then assemble moments that seem as if they were all witnessed on-the-fly as opposed to contrived for effect, and let the finished product stand as both tapestry and testament.

January 19, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the remarkable things about the film's offhand sense of intimacy is that it emerges from such a diverse shooting style.

March 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The doc is more invested in mourners after a burial than in immediate reactions or big events. This is a story made of the in-between pieces of stories.

February 11, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Hale Country works best in its quietest moments, when Ross allows his audience just to sit and engage with the subjects. When he zooms in, forcing us to take in one particular frame instead of everything around us, the poetry of the film is elevated.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Ross has a preternatural talent for capturing moments, souls and unorthodox time-lapses. Every shot seems to maximize the cinematographic potential of the scene through dexterous camerawork, while excellent sound collaging matches the scattered visuals.

January 24, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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