Always in Season


Claudia Lacy wants answers. When her 17-year-old son, Lennon, was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, the authorities quickly ruled his death a suicide. In light of suspicious details surrounding his death, and certain that her son would not take his own life, Claudia is convinced Lennon was lynched.

Jacqueline Olive’s unwavering debut film puts Lacy’s pursuit for justice into a wider historical context, inspiring a powerful discussion about lynching across racial lines. Appalling accounts of lynchings carried out at the beginning of the twentieth century provide a necessary historical framework, while an annual lynching reenactment in Monroe, Georgia, offers insight into the enduring legacy of racial violence in America. Olive’s layered exploration follows one African American family’s personal experience with a justice system that has failed so many, while also hinting at the promising first steps of a nation trying to reconcile. Olive’s film honors and acknowledges the injustices that have been inflicted, while emphasizing that only through the uncomfortable conversations and acceptance of our nation’s history will we begin to heal together.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY U.S. Documentary Competition


RUN TIME 89 min

COMPANY Multitude Films



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Artist Bio

Jacqueline Olive

Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive-media producer with over a decade of experience. Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premieres in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Olive has participated in the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab and the Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab. Olive received IDA's Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award. She is currently producing a VR experience that explores racialized public places.