Always in Season

Winner
Special Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
An unflinching look at how the racial sins of the past flow through the arteries of the present day.

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Always in Season

ALWAYS IN SEASON explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, on August 29, 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the case, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, believes Lennon was lynched. Claudia moves from paralyzing grief to leading the fight for justice for her son.
Genre
Documentary, African-American Experience, Justice, Crime
Runtime
89
Language
English
Director
Jacqueline Olive
Cast
Danny Glover (narrator)
Awards:
Winner, Special Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

The documentary “Always in Season” makes a powerful case that the history of lynching in the American South is not just history — that murders still haunt the present-day sites where they occurred, and that such killings can and do happen today. The director, Jacqueline Olive, begins by exploring ...

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