Two people, taken from a low angle in sunlight, looking out to the left of the frame

Always in Season

Hot Docs Film Festival

This documentary feature film connects the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans to contemporary racial violence in the US with the case of Lennon Lacy, a Black teen found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, in 2014. Lennon’s case is given context with the stories of people in other communities facing historic lynchings, like the group of reenactors who dramatize a 1946 quadruple lynching in Monroe, Georgia, to ensure the victims are never forgotten. One of the reenactors is a daughter of a former Ku Klux Klan leader who recounts life as “a child of the Klan.” 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.

More information and tickets

April 28, 6:15 PM (closed captioning)
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle

April 30, 12:45 PM (open captioning)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2, 350 King Street West

May 4, 6:30 PM (closed captioning)
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle