Walker Evans

INDEPENDENT LENS
Hale County This Morning, This Evening

INDEPENDENT LENS: Hale County This Morning, This Evening

 

RaMell Ross’s Oscar-nominated Hale County This Morning, This Evening, one of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, is a dreamy and intimate journey through the world of Hale County, Alabama, a richly detailed glimpse into life in America’s Black Belt. Full of sublime moments, the film immerses the viewer the southern black American experience in a place where Walker Evans and James Agee once chronicled the lives of poor white sharecropping families in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men in the 1930s, but today is an oft-misunderstood African American community. The film is “pure cinematic poetry” wrote A.O. Scott in The New York Times.

 

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