Buckjumping takes the pulse of present day New Orleans by turning to its dancers, the men and women who embody the rhythm of the city and prove it on the streets every chance they get. The film follows six different communities, each one a unique example of this unmistakable juncture of tradition, resistance, and collective exultation.
Lily is born and raised in Boone, N.C. Her directorial debut Bayou Maharajah premiered at SXSW in 2013 and has won a variety of awards including the Oxford American’s prize for Best Southern Film. She has produced for Arcade Fire, Beyoncé, and Preservation Hall. Her films have covered the Department of Homeland Security’s policy of family detention, prison conditions in Gaza and French-speaking communities across the Gulf Coast. She lives in New Orleans with her two cats and too many hard drives.