Hamilton College F.I.L.M. Series
Free and open to the public
Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium in Hamilton’s Kirner-Johnson Building
Director Travis Wilkerson presents “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?”
“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary.
Wilkerson takes us 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.
Sunday, Dec. 2: Filmmaker Penny Lane presents “The Pain of Others” (2018) and Dean Fleischer-Camp’s “Fraud” (2018)