Life in Australia can sometimes seem a little quiet, safe almost. 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 might get on a plane, live in Jackson, Mississippi for the best part of six months, plunging into FBI files, earning a killer's trust and writing a true crime novel, all because you found yourself cruising a white supremacist website one night.
With his Opera House debut, Safran will take you deeper into his time in the South, telling the story with film and photography. 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 set in the Deep South, Murder In Mississippi.