"In the literature of friendship, the name of James Flye has an honored place."
-- Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post
Father James Harold Flye is best known as the life-long friend and mentor of the writer James Agee, the man to whom the well-known Letters of James Agee to Father Flye was written. In this touching portrait of James Flye, filmmaker Ross Spears gives us a record of several visits with Father Flye spanning a ten-year period and culminating with the occasion of Father Flye's 100th birthday.
Father Flye spent much of his life as a teacher and a priest at St. Andrews, a "school for mountain boys" in East Tennessee. At the age of seventy, he moved to New York City, where he continued an active life of parish duty, correspondence, and conversation with the many visitors who made their way to his tiny Greenwich Village apartment.
An Afternoon with Father Flye is an enduring tribute to the importance of friendship and a powerful reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit.
An Afternoon with Father Flye is available in VHS format and as an extra on the DVD version of AGEE