“Walker Percy” documentary screening and reception with Percy’s grandson, Jack Moores

  • on 25 Oct 2013
  • Gailor Auditorium

The Sewanee School of Letters and Rivendell Writers' Colony present Walker Percy: A Documentary Film. The one-hour film, directed by Win Riley, tells the story of writer and philosopher Percy with archival film, excerpts from Percy’s work, and interviews with family, friends and scholars. A conversation and reception with Walker Percy's grandson, Jack Moores, will follow the screening.

Walker Percy was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. He is probably best known for his first novel, "The Moviegoer," which won the National Book Award in 1962. In a rare television interview in 1980, Walker Percy said his concerns as writer were with “a theory of man, man as more than organism, more than consumer—man the wayfarer, man the pilgrim, man in transit, on a journey.”

All are invited to watch Percy’s own journey framed as a narrative about his life and ideas.