***1/2 out of ****
(some adult themes)
Released: Late 2018, limited; expands February 15, 2019
Runtime: 76 minutes
Directed by: RaMell Ross
Starring: residents of Hale County, Alabama
My review of Hale County This Morning, This Evening, for The Tulsa Voice. The first film by moviemaking novice RaMell Ross — about his new hometown Deep South region, after a move from the North — has earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
Five years in the making, Hale County This Morning, This Evening documents life in black rural Alabama, not so much telling its story as presenting its experiences.
A review excerpt:
“…despite Ross’s warm, domestic, communal Americana, how these black Alabamans come to be seen could elicit a wide range of impressions. “Impressions” is the key word here, as Ross completely eschews narrative for something wondrously impressionistic.”
To read my full review, click here.