Panhandle PBS, the Amarillo Branch NAACP and Amarillo College are providing a public film screening of Always in Season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 at the Amarillo College West Campus Lecture Hall, 6222 S.W. 9th Ave. in Amarillo.
Directed by Jacqueline Olive, Always in Season examines how descendants of the victims and perpetrators of lynching are working together to heal a violent history. Blending observational footage with first-person testimonies and expert input, Always in Season examines the lingering impact of lynching and the link between this historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today. As shared by Independent Lens, “the film invites viewers to learn more about this element of American history, and it provides a starting point for dialogue, healing, understanding, connection, and forward-looking action to create a more compassionate and equitable society.”
Following the screening, three panelists will discuss the film and its impact:
- Dr. Tim Bowman, West Texas A&M University
- David Lovejoy, Amarillo Branch NAACP
- Patrick Miller, Amarillo College Board of Regents
Refreshments will be provided. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Indie Lens Pop-Up screenings feature Independent Lens films shown on Panhandle PBS.
The event is co-hosted by Panhandle PBS, the Amarillo Branch NAACP and Amarillo College with support provided by ITVS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and Friends Interested in Literary Movies.