Hale County This Morning, This Evening trailer: An evocative look at black lives in the south
Praise for RaMell Ross' documentary, Hale County This Morning, This Evening, has been coming from far and wide since premièring back in January. It picked up the Special Jury Prize for documentary filmmaking at Sundance at the start of the year and is getting ready for a small release in the US later this week. Take a look at the trailer above to get a better idea of what's in store.
Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, the film allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds.
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. 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.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening opens in the US on September 14th 2018.