Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Acclaimed filmmaker RaMell Ross joins Film at Lincoln Center to discuss his Oscar-nominated documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening, which is now playing as a FREE limited-time engagement in the FLC Virtual Cinema. Winner of the Gotham Award for Best Documentary and the Sundance Special Jury Prize for Creative Vision, Ross’s visionary and political debut feature documents a five-year span that the filmmaker spent intimately observing African American families living in Hale County, Alabama. The extended conversation will be moderated by Time director Garrett Bradley.
Watch Hale County This Morning, This Evening here prior to the talk and submit your questions through Twitter or Instagram before and during the event using #AskFLC.
Tune into the Q&A below on Wednesday, June 24 at 6:00pm ET!
“The American stranger knows Blackness as a fact—even though it is fiction,” says writer-director RaMell Ross. For his visionary and political debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at Sundance in 2018, Ross spent five years intimately observing African American families living in Hale County, Alabama. It’s a region made unforgettable by Walker Evans and James Agee’s landmark 1941 photographic essay Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which documented the impoverished lives of white sharecropper families in Alabama’s Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Ross’s poetic return to this place shows changed demographics, and depicts people resilient in the face of adversity and invisibility. Hale County This Morning, This Evening introduces a distinct and powerful new voice in American filmmaking. A 2018 New Directors/New Films selection. A Cinema Guild release.