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"Flannery" tells the life story of a brilliant, young woman, who died before she was forty, with the voice of actress Mary Steenburgen and through the eyes of contemporary writers and artists with animations, never-before-seen archival footage and great music. Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Walker, Mary Karr, Tobias Wolff, Hilton Als, Alice McDermott, Mary Gordon, Sally Fitzgerald, Lucinda Williams--all share their opinions and their music in this feature-length, NEH-funded documentary.

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


Mark Bosco, S.J.

Elizabeth Coffman

Chris O'Hare


Produced with the support of the Flannery O'Connor trust, Emory University's Manuscript, Archive & Rare Books library and the Georgia College & State University.  A new educational archive and videos will be made available with film's release.