New Docs

Two brand new documentaries with filmmakers in person.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Friday, February 1, 2019 7:00 PM FREE
(RaMell Ross, 2018, USA, DCP, 76 min.)

This insightful, moving and visually breathtaking documentary offers a glimpse into the emotional geography of African American lives in the South. Director RaMell Ross, an accomplished photographer and writer, was coaching youths in rural Alabama when he met Daniel and Quincey, two young men whose diverging paths into adulthood provide the inspiration for Hale County. From 2012 to 2017, Ross followed their experiences, and those of the community surrounding them, with an eye attuned to the everyday rhythms and quiet revelations of day-to-day existence. Edited with a lyrical, rather than a narrative sensibility, Hale County This Morning, This Evening has been celebrated as a creative breakthrough in nonfiction filmmaking, garnering major awards at Sundance and the Full Frame Film Festival for its sensitive, unconventional representations of working class Black life.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, director RaMell Ross will not be able to attend this event.

Crime + Punishment

Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:00 PM FREE
(Stephen Maing, 2018, USA, DCP, 112 min.)

Stephen Maing’s powerful documentary follows the NYPD officers who fought against the department’s illegal quota system (which disproportionately affects communities of color). While the film is focused on a single department in a particular part of the country, the film’s subjects provide a glimpse into the much larger need for justice reform in the United States.

In Person: filmmaker Stephen Maing