HALE COUNTY, THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING _ Black History Month

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 3 Thu, Feb 7 7:30 PM

Description

BLACK HISTORY MONTH


HALE COUNTY, THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Thursday, February 7 , 7:30 pm | Members $7 | Public $12
Post-film discussion with Ahmad Ali, host of “Café Ali” on alternating Wednesday mornings on WUSB Stonybrook, 90.1 FM.

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, Hale County, This Morning, This Evening allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South – trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming – despite the odds.

In Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Ross offers an inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people. The film presents
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 in an open-ended, poetic form that privileges the patiently observed interstices of their lives. The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime, all of which combine to communicate the region's deep culture and glimpse the complex ways the African American community's collective image is integrated into America's visual imagination. (USA, 2018, 76 min., NR, English | Dir. Ramell Ross)

Ahmad Ali‘s background in music can be traced to his upbringing in a diverse community in Long Island. It is in New York as well that his love for radio and community activism comes to fruition in his work at WBAI 99.5 FM, and streaming at WBAI.org where he has been heard over the last decade.  You can now hear his show “Café Ali” on alternating Wednesday mornings on WUSB Stonybrook, 90.1 FM.