Hale County This Morning, This Evening (12A)

Friday 13 December 2019
7:30pm - 8:46pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: RaMell Ross
Cast: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins
Country: USA
Language: English

A non-fiction work that has the qualities of a visual orchestra. The story ebbs and flows, focusing on moments of mundanity and beauty, scenes of life and death, intimate and unencumbered moments that combine to give us a uniquely emotive portrait of a community and its people. Ross follows two young African American men throughout their lives, finding beauty, exploring the consequences of the social construction of race and jubilating in the enduring power of dreaming. The unusual and original form is open-ended and poetic, aiming to participate, not capture, to shoot from the community, not shoot at it. This beautiful cinematic language hails a new age for documentary filmmaking.