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Film Series : 25th Anniversary Black Harvest Film Festival

Always in Season

2018, Jacqueline Olive, USA, 89 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 9th 4:15pm
  • Tue, Aug 13th 6:00pm

“A portrait of righteous rage and determination.”—Keith Uhlich, Hollywood Reporter

A Black teenage football star is found hanging from a swing set near his home in Bladenboro, North Carolina, in 2014, and, after a cursory investigation, his death is ruled a suicide. The ongoing quest by his mother Claudia Lacy for justice for her son Lennon is the centerpiece of director Olive’s larger inquiry into lynching in this Sundance Film Festival award-winner. In a parallel history, Olive delves into the circumstances surrounding the 1946 Moore’s Ford lynching of two Black couples, including a pregnant woman. In the film’s most starkly provocative sequence, she focuses on the annual on-site reenactments of the horrific Moore’s Ford murders, intended as harrowing educational testimony that involves both Black and white actors, some of them descendants of the original Klan participants. DCP digital. (BS)

Director Jacqueline Olive is scheduled to appear for audience discussion following the Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 pm screening. Jacqueline will introduce the screening on Friday, August 9 at 4:15pm!

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