Hale County This Morning, This Evening
DIRECTOR: RAMELL ROSS
CAST: QUINCY BRYANT, DANIEL COLLINS, MARY B. COLLINS
An inspired and 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 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. These moments combine to communicate the region’s deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening:
WINNER - Special Jury Prize for Creative Vision - Sundance
WINNER - Gotham Award for Best Documentary
WINNER - Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award - Full Frame
WINNER - Best Score - IDA Documentary Awards
WINNER - John Marshall Award - Camden Intl. Film Festival
WINNER - Grand Jury Prize - Montreal Intl. Documentary Festival
CLOSING NIGHT - New Directors/New films
OFFICIAL SELECTION - DOC NYC Shortlist
NOMINATED - Best Documentary Feature - IDA Documentary Awards
NOMINATED - Best Editing - IDA Documentary Awards
NOMINATED - Best Documentary Feature - Film Independent Spirit Awards
NOMINATED - Truer Than Fiction Award - Film Independent Spirit Awards
Screening with the short film A Night at the Garden.
A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN
Directed by Marshall Curry
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York's Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism - an event largely forgotten from U.S. history. A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences into this chilling gathering and shines a light on the contemporary power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.
*Please note: at Saturday’s 4:30pm screening, A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN will not be played ahead of HALE COUNTY.