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F.I.L.M. Series: Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?


The fall F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series hosts director Travis Wilkerson on Sunday, Nov. 11. Wilkerson will present his critically acclaimed documentary Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017) at 2 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The screening is free and open to the public.

“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it,” the film begins.

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? takes viewers on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal morés that allowed it to happen.

Acting as narrator and guide, Wilkerson spins a strange, frightening tale. He incorporates scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird, the music of Janelle Monáe and Phil Ochs, the story of Rosa Parks’ investigation into the Recy Taylor case, and his own family history, for a gripping investigation into our collective past and its present-day echoes.

Coming up:
Sunday, Dec. 2: Filmmaker Penny Lane presents The Pain of Others (2018) and Dean Fleischer-Camp’s Fraud (2018)

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