69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Jonson Street, Byron Bay
John Safran Murder in Mississippi Live on Stage
This is the true story of how John Safran met a white supremacist, befriended his black killer and wrote a book.
MC: Mick O’Regan
If you were John Safran you might find yourself cruising American white supremacist websites one night only to stumble upon the news of the violent murder of a lifelong southern racist who you not only know personally but have been sued by. You would then get on a plane, live in Jackson, Mississippi for the best part of six months, plunge into FBI files, earn a killer’s trust and write a true crime novel.
In this live event Safran will take you deeper into his time in the South, telling the story on stage with film and photography from his six-month immersion below the Mason Dixon Line. Murder In Mississippi is a tale of race, poverty, incarceration and the cultural fault lines that have defined the South since they found themselves on the losing side of the Civil War. John Safran is Australia’s peerless exponent of gonzo film-making and has added author to his bio with the release of his first book, a true crime novel, Murder in Mississippi.
(photographer credit Germain McMicking)