Always In Season
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Always In Season

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Fri Jan 10 3:00 PM

Bellingen Memorial Hall
100 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
89 Mins
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Mon Jan 13

Australian Premiere

Winner · Special Jury prize · Sundance Documentary 


Jacqueline Olive's multi award-winning documentary asks a disturbing question: Does lynching still exist today?

Always in Season looks into the case of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African-American from Bladenboro, North Carolina, who was found hanging from a swing set in August 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the case, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, and many others, believed it was racist foul play — a modern-day lynching. Lennon’s case is given context with the stories of people in other communities facing historic lynchings, like the group of reenactors who dramatise a 1946 quadruple lynching in Monroe, Georgia, to ensure the victims are never forgotten.

In a prevailing culture of silence and denial about lynching terrorism that bleeds from the past into the present, Always in Season questions what it will take to finally bring about a movement for justice and reconciliation.

“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 New York Times

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Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454