Mar
18
Wed
SouthTalks: “Always in Season” with Jacqueline Olive @ Overby Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Visiting Documentarians Series: “Always in Season”  with Jacqueline Olive

Jacqueline Olive

Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with fifteen years of experience in journalism and film. Always in Season, her debut feature documentary, explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching and connects this form of racial terrorism with racial violence today. The film follows Claudia Lacy as she moves from paralyzing grief to leading the fight for justice for her son, Lennon Lacy, who was found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014. As the film unfolds, Lennon’s case—and the suspicions surrounding it—intersect with stories of other communities committed to breaking the silence of their own recent histories and leading the way to justice. This event is cosponsored by the Oxford Film Festival, March 18–22.

Always in Season

Listen to a Feb. 24 interview with NPR’s Robin Young.

SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted. This event is in the Overby Center Auditorium.

Apr
7
Tue
SouthTalks: “You Asked for the Facts” with Mary Blessey @ Overby Auditorium
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

You Asked for the Facts with Mary Blessey

Robert F. Kennedy

In 1966 four years after the historic enrollment of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi, student activists devised a plan to defy Mississippi’s speaker ban and bring Robert F. Kennedy to the university to reveal the truth about former governor and staunch segregationist Ross Barnett.

Mary Blessey is a Mississippi filmmaker and recent graduate of the Center’s MFA in Documentary Expression program. She received her MA in Southern Studies, also from the University of Mississippi, and she is the owner and founder of her production company, Holley Street Media. Her film, You Asked for the Facts, is a component of Blessey’s MFA thesis project.

SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted. (This event will be in the Overby Auditorium.)