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About

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How can people go to church and commit murder...?

 
 

With animations, never-before-seen archival footage and soul-raising music, “Flannery” illustrates the biography of the brilliant, young writer from Georgia, U.S.A. Flannery O’Connor’s story is brought to life with Mary Steenburgen’s voice and through the eyes of Alice Walker, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary Karr, Tobias Wolff, Alice McDermott, Conan O’Brien, Mary Gordon and many more. These artists share their insights about O’Connor’s violent, redemptive work, while musicians—Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen—share their Flannery-inspired music in this feature-length, NEH-funded film. 

 
Flannery O’Connor cartoon

Flannery O’Connor cartoon

filmmakers

Mark Bosco & Elizabeth Coffman

“Flannery” Creators and Artists

 
 

Film Trailer

 
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Supported By

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.