Docs & Dialogue Presents “Always in Season” | Screening & Discussion with the Filmmaker


The Carey Institute’s Docs & Dialogue Series and WMHT Present “Always in Season”

Film creator, Jacqueline Olive, to lead discussion

Rensselaerville, NY— The Carey Institute’s Docs & Dialogue film and discussion series, in partnership with WMHT and Indie Lens Pop-Up, will offer a free community screening of Jacqueline Olive’s award-winning documentary, “Always in Season,” an exploration of the impact of lynching in America that tracks racial violence from its origins to the death of a teenager in 2014. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and won a Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency. Olive worked on finishing the film during her time as a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow at the Carey Institute’s campus in Rensselaerville, New York.

Olive will return to Rensselaerville to lead an open discussion after the screening on Thursday, February 20. The screening will begin at 7:00 PM in the Guggenheim Performance Hall located at the Carey Institute. Discussion topics will include the power of grassroots efforts around racial justice and building a nationwide movement toward healing and reconciliation.

Olive’s debut documentary feature, “Always in Season,” premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS, and the PBS Video App. See it at the Carey Institute first and meet the film’s creator by attending Docs & Dialogue.

Always in Season takes an unflinching look at the multigenerational impact of lynching, connecting the racial violence that persists today to historical lynching terrorism. The film centers on the case of Lennon Lacy, an African American teen who was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, in 2014, and whose mother, Claudia, seeks answers for her son’s death, which was quickly ruled a suicide despite inconsistencies in the case.

Docs & Dialogue is a free public event series to encourage community dialogue centering around important issues of the day.

The Carey Institute for Global Good is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012 by Wm. Polk Carey and is dedicated to building a strong, educated and just society. We provide education, tools and resources to practitioners of the global good to help them succeed. We put practitioners first — teachers, journalists, farmers — because we know that they have the power to change their communities and inspire others to do the same.

WMHT Public Media, located in New York State’s Capital Region, serving Eastern New York and Western New England, is the only locally owned, nonprofit, multichannel public communications organization that reaches beyond the traditional broadcasting model to act as a leader by convening arts, culture, learning and civic interests. WMHT focuses on Community, Culture and Connections by providing entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media and educational services.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit Join the conversation: and on Twitter @IndependentLens.