Institute of Contemporary Arts

Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Dir. RaMell Ross, USA, 2018, 76 mins
This preview screening is followed by a discussion with director RaMell Ross hosted by Ifeanyi Awachie, Assistant Curator.
 
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 – church services, basketball practice and family gatherings – RaMell Ross’ careful, considered project was filmed over five years. 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, and investigating the reproduction of blackness via film and photography. Ross delivers of the most important works of non-fiction filmmaking of the year.
 
This film is presented and distributed by ICA CINEMA. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is released in selected cinemas on 18 January 2019 and is now available for theatrical bookings
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