October 19 – 21

89 MIN

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A black man hangs in the center of the photograph, his eyes closed and body limp. Around him dozens of sets of wide eyes look into the camera, bystanders who came to watch his execution. Between the 1870s and 1960s, a form of racial terrorism dominated the public life of the United States. Far from secret, lynching took place in plain sight. But the past is not past. Actors in Georgia reenact a lynching from 1946 in order to ensure remembrance. Claudia Lacy doesn’t need a reminder—in 2014 police found her teenage son Lennon hanging from a swing set, and despite evidence of foul play, his death was ruled a suicide. Jacqueline Olive’s film won the Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency at Sundance, and should be required viewing for every American. -KM