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The Woods Hole Library excited to offer a free virtual screening of the documentary film Flannery over the weekend of May 20-23. 

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress/Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery 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, Lucinda Williams, 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.

Interested viewers should email the Library at whpl_mail@clamsnet.org to register. An email with the screening link will be sent out to all registered viewers on Friday morning, May 20.