Oscar Nominee: Best Documentary Feature!
“RaMell Ross offers an inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people observing the lives of two African-American men over five years. Daniel attends college searching for opportunity while Quincy becomes a father to an energetic son. The audience experiences the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime. These moments combine to communicate the region’s deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination. Pure cinematic poetry… poses a quietly radical challenge to assumptions about race, class and the aesthetics of filmmaking.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times. Unrated. 76 Min.