First show: October 23

“Infuriating and eye-opening” – THR
“An artful, deeply-felt documentary” – Screen Daily

Co-presented by Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC).

Director Jacqueline Olive in person for Q&A at special advanced screening on October 23, opening night, November 1, and Saturday November 2.

Always in Season explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans as it connects racial violence from the past to the present with the case of a Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African American who was found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014. Lennon’s mother, Claudia, believes he was lynched, and is determined to find answers.

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.

A few hundred miles away in Monroe, Georgia, a diverse group of residents, including the daughter of a former Ku Klux Klan leader, annually reenact a 1946 quadruple lynching to make sure that the victims are never forgotten. The reenactors also believe some of the perpetrators may still be living in the area. Always in Season asks: what will it take for Americans to build a national movement for racial justice and reconciliation?

Sundance winner of U.S. documentary special jury award for moral urgency.

Directed by Jacqueline Olive, 2019 89 mins. DCP.

NOTE: FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.


ALWAYS IN SEASON: Upcoming Showtimes