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Always in Season (2019)



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When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother's search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.


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"Always in Season" takes on a hefty, important topic, but would benefit from a more balanced approach.

October 18, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The questionable death of a North Carolina African American teenager is framed in the greater context of the America's not-so-distant lynching past in Jacqueline Olive's rightfully disturbing documentary "Always in Season."

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

An unflinching look at how the racial sins of the past flow through the arteries of the present day.

September 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"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.

September 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Although difficult to watch, the film is invaluable in its exploration of lynching as a form of racial terrorism.

August 19, 2019 | Full Review…

A nuanced, layered reminder of how far we still have to go to correct the injustices of this country's past and present.

February 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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