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


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

Flannery O’Connor cartoon

Flannery O’Connor cartoon


Mark Bosco & Elizabeth Coffman

“Flannery” Creators and Artists



Produced with the support of the Mary Flannery O'Connor trust, 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.