8:00 PM

RaMell Ross - Hale County This Morning, This Evening

French Institute in Athens, 31 Sina str., Athens

New York University in Athens in collaboration with the Onassis Cultural Centre invites you to the screening of the documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening - 2019 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature by RaMell Ross.

RaMell Ross’s stunning directorial debut, Hale County This Morning, This Evening, has garnered critical acclaim and a host of accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. An impressionistic and avant-garde film set in Hale County, Alabama, it examines the quotidian and intimate moments of its African American protagonists and the community in which they live. A lyrical documentary in which dramas are embedded, elicited, extrapolated, and in which tone and mood—and the visual and sonic moments and associations that they conjure—are inseparable from the observation and evocation of character and personal experience, the film presents an emotive impression of the historic South. Interweaving images that replace narrative arc with visual movements, Ross crafts an inspired tapestry made up of time, history, environmental wonder, sociology, and cosmic phenomena, producing a new aesthetic framework that offers a new way of seeing and experiencing the lives of people in the Black Belt region of the U.S. as well far beyond.

RaMell Ross is a Providence, Rhode Island-based writer, photographer, filmmaker, and Mellon Gateway Fellow and Assistant Professor in Brown University's Visual Art Department. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and he has received grants from the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film Institute for his experimental documentary, Hale County This Morning, This Evening, which premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2018. Hale County has won several awards, including the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival 2018, the Reva & David Logan Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Best Documentary Award at the 2018 Gotham Awards, and has been nominated for an Oscar this year.

Open to the community

Ramell Ross - Hale Country This morning, This Evening