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Flannery's filmmaking doesn't live up to its subject's classic work, but it remains a reasonably engaging introduction. Read critic reviews

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Interviews and never-before-seen archival footage provide insight into the life and work of author Flannery O'Connor.

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  • For those who've read O'Connor and those who haven't alike, it's a strong entry point.

    August 4, 2020 | Full Review…
  • If there's a film or TV version of O'Connor's fiction, clips will be seen. This is distracting. The sound of a typewriter is frequently heard on the soundtrack. (O'Connor was a writer, get it?)

    July 30, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The documentary places its subject, partly by describing her spiritual practices, prayer book and worldview, among the great Catholic writers...

    July 20, 2020 | Full Review…
  • They didn't seem to want to put the complete nature of Flannery O'Connor in this film. To me, that's a fail.

    July 18, 2020 | Full Review…
  • There's a lot of interesting things here and yet Flannery feels incomplete, and -- worse -- a little bit scared to go in for a much deeper dive.

    July 17, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Explanation, the documentary proposes, is not endorsement, and definitely does not match who she was. Instead, O'Connor comes across as the kind of person who says they don't see race, will all that clumsiness that the statement involves.

    July 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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