Always In Season

After the killings of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown, director Jacqueline Olive was moved to create a film surrounding the historical violence on black lives. Always in Season follows the death of a 17-year-old boy named Lennon Lacey who was found hanging in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Olive reveals the impact the hanging of Lacey had on the community and calls into question its similarity to public tortures and hangings from centuries ago. This film was easy for the BFF programming committee to select because of the values and artistic creativity displayed. Always in Season was shown at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and received the Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency. (Written by David Sparks ‘20)