Sundance Winner ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’ Acquired By Cinema Guild

Hale County
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EXCLUSIVE: Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Hale County This Morning, This Evening, the Sundance-winning documentary from director and photographer RaMell Ross. The indie distributor is planning a 2018 theatrical release for the pic, which won a Special Jury Award for creative vision in Park City this year to start its festival run.

The film follows Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African-American men from rural Hale County, AL, over the course of five years; Collins attends college in search of opportunity, while Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son. Ross, in his directorial debut, observes the interstices of their lives to create a collective image of a community.

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Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim are producers, and Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller, the Bertha Foundation and Field of Vision’s Laura Poitras & Charlotte Cook are exec producers.

“Hale County is a startlingly beautiful debut from RaMell Ross,” Cinema Guild director of distribution Peter Kelly said. “Every frame in the film is a work of art. Audiences across the country are going to be in awe of it.”

The deal was negotiated by Kelly with Jason Ishikawa of Cinetic Media.

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