With support from Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship, Tell It Media, Multitude Films and Fourth Act will distribute Jacqueline Olive’s award winning documentary Always in Season, winner of a Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary film will open in New York City on Friday, September 20th at The Metrograph, followed by runs in Los Angeles and select American Multi-Cinema Inc (AMC) theaters across the country. The broadcast premiere will air and stream on Independent Lens on PBS Winter 2020.
In Always in Season, 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014. His mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.
The film was written by Olive and Don Bernier and narrated by Danny Glover.
Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship supports artists choosing to release their films entrepreneurially through grants and a suite of industry resources, in exchange for transparency in the form of data-driven case studies. Previous films released through the Fellowship include Koganada’s Columbus and Jennifer Brea’s UNREST.
Jacqueline Olive is an independent filmmaker and immersive media producer with fifteen years of experience in journalism and film. Her debut feature documentary, Always in Season, premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency. Jackie also co-directed the award-winning hour-long film, Black To Our Roots, which broadcast on PBS World in 2009. She was recently awarded the Emerging Filmmakers of Color Award from International Documentary Association (IDA) and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. In April 2019, Jackie was profiled as one of Variety’s “10 Filmmakers To Watch.”