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Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Dir: RaMell Ross, USA, 2018, 76 mins, Cert: 18TBA

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Tue 12 February // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

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Dazzling and sun-drenched, Hale County, This Morning, This Evening is an innovative, impressionistic portrait of contemporary life in Hale County, Alabama. Constructed from a series of fleeting, quotidian moments—from church services to basketball practice and family gatherings—RaMell Ross’ careful, considered project was filmed over five years. These images add up to far more than beauty for beauty’s sake, however. When taken as a whole, the film serves as an urgent and current political critique, questioning issues of representation and stereotype prevalent in images of black America. One of the most essential and important works of non-fiction filmmaking of the year.  

★★★★★ "there is something visionary in this film"The Guardian

★★★★★ “an act of amplification and beautification”Little White Lies

★★★★ "essentially lyrical, sincere and affirmative" Time Out

★★★★ “absorbing documentary” Financial Times

★★★★ “powerful impact resonating far beyond the lives it depicts” The List