Reviews for ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’

“‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’ has only one scene that takes place in a church, but the whole film feels like a religious experience.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery

“Marvelously lyrical.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

“Pure cinematic poetry… poses a quietly radical challenge to assumptions about race, class and the aesthetics of filmmaking.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“It’s not every day that you witness a new cinematic language being born.” – Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“Ross’s camera captures the banal, the tragic and the triumphant alike, never lingering on any one moment for too long, and using a dreamy editing technique that doesn’t always spell out its associations for us.” – Andrew Lapin, NPR

“A poetic documentary with a gift for making enrapturing imagery out of what sound like ordinary, everyday events.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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Theatrical Premiere Run!

Friday, January 18 – Monday, January 21

2018 • dir RaMell Ross • 76 min • DCP

Having been hailed as one of the best films of 2018 in publications like Film Comment, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, the Brattle is excited to host this premiere run of RaMell Ross’s remarkable feature debut. Ross immerses the viewer in the lives of protagonists Daniel and Quincy where quotidian moments and the surrounding southern landscape are given equal importance, drawing poetic comparisons between historical symbols and the African American banal. Images are woven together to replace narrative arc with visual movements. As Ross crafts an inspired tapestry made up of time, the human soul, history, environmental wonder, sociology, and cosmic phenomena, an aesthetic framework emerges that offers a new way of seeing and experiencing the heat, and the hearts of people in the Black Belt region of the U.S., as well as far beyond.

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South – trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming – despite the odds.

Staff Pick: Alissa

Ticket Information:

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Friday 1/18
at 5:00 7:00 PM
Saturday 1/19
at 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM
Sunday 1/20
at 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM
Monday 1/21
at 6:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.