About the film

“Always in Season” explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina in 2014. Despite inconsistencies in the case, local officials quickly ruled Lennon’s death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, believes Lennon was lynched. Claudia moves from paralyzing grief to leading the fight for justice for her son. As the film unfolds, Lennon’s case, and the suspicions surrounding it, intersect with stories of other communities seeking justice and reconciliation. As the terrorism of the past bleeds into the present, the film asks: what will it take for Americans to begin building a national movement for racial justice and reconciliation? Michigan premiere.


7:30 p.m. Thu., April 11
Marvin and Betty Danto
Lecture Hall at the DIA

Film credits

Year: 2019
Run time: 1 hour, 29 minutes
Director: Jacqueline Olive
Producers: Jacqueline Olive, Jessica Devaney
Editor: Don Bernier
Cinematographers: Patrick Sheehan, S. Leo Chiang
Composer: Osei Essed