Screening and Panel Discussion of "Flannery: The Storied Life of the Writer from Georgia"

Thursday, October 22 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Deadline - Zoom

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Lavine Family / 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 (Alice Walker, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary Karr, Conan O’Brien 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 elevate the life and legacy of an American literary icon.

Join the Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought & the Ignatian Tradition for the film screening and panel discussion of Flannery on Thursday, October 22 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm PT. Panelists include Mark Bosco, SJ and Elizabeth Coffman (co-directors of the film) along with Richard Rodriguez, author featured in the documentary. Professor Kimberly Rae Connor will moderate.