2018, The Cinema Guild, 76 min, USA, Dir: RaMell Ross

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this Oscar-nominated documentary 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 against the odds. Through the lives of protagonists Daniel and Quincy, images weave together to create an inspired tapestry made up of time, the human soul, history, environmental wonder, sociology, and cosmic phenomena, offering a new way of seeing and experiencing the heat and the hearts of people in the Black Belt region of the U.S. and far beyond. “RaMell Ross's poetic portrait of life in a fabled corner of Alabama is a documentary of radiant images poised between desperation and joy. … and once you let yourself glide onto its wavelength, it’s got a cosmically becalmed addictive quality.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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