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Always in Season

Always in Season

Always in Season

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2019 / 89min / DCP


Friday 9/20 at 6pm: Ruby Sales in Conversation with Jacqueline Olive

Sat 9/21 at 11am: Speaker: LaTosha Brown in Conversation with Jacqueline Olive

Sun 9/22 at 12pm: Vince Warren in Conversation with Jacqueline Olive

Partner: Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. We believe in the transformative power of art and culture, and through our Freedom Flicks film series, we harness the power of film to educate, activate, and build community.

Vincent Warren is the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he oversees CCR's groundbreaking litigation and advocacy work in support of communities under threat.

Mon 9/23 at 7:30pm: Stanley Nelson in Conversation with Jacqueline Olive

Thurs 9/26 at 7pm
Middle Collegiate Church
Trinity Church
Judson Memorial Church
Kolot Chayeinu

The discovery of teenaged Lennon Lacy’s body hanging lifeless from a swing set near his home in Bladenboro, North Carolina, in 2014—ruled a suicide, but suspected by his family to be a racialized killing—is the embarkation point for Olive’s inquiry into the long, traumatic legacy of lynching terrorism in America, still very much felt in the present day. Following Lennon’s bereaved mother, Claudia, on her quest for justice, Always in Season places one family’s tragedy within the wider context of a historical horror, attested to by archival footage and period texts, including an invitation to a “Hanging Bee” narrated by Danny Glover, testament to the “open secret” of lynch mob violence. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Olive’s film is not just a vital inquest into one specific death, but Always in Season also unpacks a broader pattern of historic racial violence.

A Tell It Media and Multitude Films release.

Additional Showtimes Coming Soon