CUFF at the Drive-In: Flannery

2020 / 97 min.

ChiTown Movies, 2343 S. Throop St.
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6pm

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SSP is partnering with the Chicago Underground Film Festival to present drive-in festival screenings at ChiTown Movies.

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress/Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery (Elizabeth Coffman; Mark Bosco, S.J.) 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 (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als 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 examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.