Through The Lens: Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Dec 4, 2018

In his film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, director RaMell Ross abandons the traditional documentary form, opting for a kind of lyrical and and vivid portrait of life in the modern South.

Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with a conversation about a unique film that offers a glimpse into the black male experience in this country. In his film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, director RaMell Ross abandons the traditional documentary form for a kind of lyrical portraiture, weaving together images and scenes from the lives of two young men in modern Alabama. It’s a documentary, but it’s also a visual poem about the historical South and the people who call it home.

RaMell Ross is an assistant professor at Brown University's Visual Art Department directed, wrote, produced, shot, edited, and did the sound for his film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, which won a special jury prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

On Wednesday, December 12, we’re screening Hale County at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, our partnership with the Utah Film Center. RaMell Ross will be there for a post-film Q&A with Doug Fabrizio. DETAILS