Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun (2018)


Location: Browning Cinema

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun (2018)
Director Travis Wilkerson

Not Rated, 90 minutes, DCP

Saturday, April 7 at 6:30pm, 9:30pm
Browning Cinema

“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary, which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen. Acting as narrator and guide, Wilkerson spins a strange, frightening tale, incorporating scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird, the music of Janelle Monáe and Phil Ochs, and the story of Rosa Parks’ investigation into the Recy Taylor case, as well as his own family history, for a gripping investigation into our collective past and its echoes into the present day.

Series: New at the Browning
Sponsored by: Notre Dame History Department, John & Margaret Brogan Endowment for Excellence in Documentary Film


History Department Faculty interested in attending the event or inviting students, please contact Linda Przybyszewski (linda.przybyszewski.1@nd.edu).