Posted on October 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The first Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film will help fund a documentary about author Flannery O’Connor.

The filmmakers will receive a $200,000 finishing grant for the movie Flannery, prize organizers announced Wednesday.

The prize seeks to recognize “a filmmaker whose documentary uses original research and compelling narrative to tell stories that touch on some aspect of American history.”

Burns, one of the leading historians in the U.S., said he believes Flannery will introduce a new generation of readers to the Southern Gothic writer, in his praise for the film.

Flannery is an extraordinary documentary that allows us to follow the creative process of one of our country’s greatest writers.”

You can watch the trailer for Flannery here and learn more about it in the Library of Congress’s news release.

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