NashFilm Virtual Cinema Presents: Flannery
Nashville Film Festival announces the next installment of NashFilm Virtual Cinema, a curated series of online film presentations with “Flannery, The Stories Life of the Writer from Georgia,” beginning Friday, July 17. 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 at 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 (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more), Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words (read by Mary Steenburgen) alongside original animations and music to examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.
Online tickets, screening link and more are available for $10 here: Flannery
Produced with the support of the Mary Flannery O’Connor trust, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Emory University and the Georgia College & State University. A new, educational archive will be made available with film’s release.
Partial proceeds will support the Nashville Film Festival. NashFilm discovers, elevates, and honors filmmakers, screenwriters and music makers from Tennessee and around the world while engaging, connecting and strengthening the Nashville community.
Join us at the 51st Nashville Film Festival (virtual fest) October 1-7, 2020 for a celebration of film, music and culture.