Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Lavine / Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With her family home in Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her, Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words alongside original animations and music to examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.
Join us for three distinct, thoughtful virtual discussions on Flannery. Filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco will be joined by new special guests for each conversation to explore the many topics addressed in the new film. Each virtual event begins at 5pm CT and can be watched via the Flannery Facebook page. Viewers can ask the panelists questions in real-time via the broadcast’s chat feature.