Shadow and Act has the exclusive release trailer debut for Hale County This Morning, This Evening.
The film played at Sundance and was on the festival circuit. It is the directorial debut of RaMell Ross.
The description: An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, the film looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son. The film observes the interstices of their lives and as it unfolds, the audience will experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime. These moments combine to communicate the region’s deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination.
In a review during Sundance, Shadow and Act's Aramide Tinubu wrote, "Hale County This Morning, This Evening works best in its quietest moments, when Ross allows his audience just to sit and engage with the subjects. When he zooms in, forcing us to take in one particular frame instead of everything around us, the poetry of the film is elevated. "
The film opens September 14 at IFC Center and BAM in New York and September 21 at Laemmle's Monica and Playhouse in Los Angeles.