Lillie & Leander: A Legacy of Violence
Lillie & Leander: A Legacy of Violence is a 2007 documentary film by filmmaker Alice Brewton Hurwitz, about the lynching of Leander Shaw, the crime that preceded it, and the victim, Lillie Davis. Hurwitz is Davis' great-great-niece.
The film premiered April 27, 2007 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Jeffrey Morgan, the film's director and co-producer, reported that the final two screenings of the film sold out, and that they have received requests to show the film at film festivals around the world. The film was screened in Pensacola on October 26, 2007 to open the year's Pensacola Film Festival. It was shown on a large outdoor screen set up in front of the T. T. Wentworth Museum, with the crowd watching from Plaza Ferdinand VII (where Shaw was lynched).