Film Club: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

| 1962 | 130 minutes | | ,
Directed by Robert Mulligan

Wednesday July 13, 2016


$9 General Admission, $7 Member, children ages 14 or younger, & Bunch of Grapes discount card holders, who must purchase tickets at the door to receive the discount
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Directed by Robert Mulligan

Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, John Megna, Ruth White, Paul Fix, Brock Peters, Frank Overton

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch’s six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham). While Robinson’s trial gives the film its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout’s ever-strengthening bond with older brother Jem (Philip Alford), her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris (a character based on Lee’s childhood chum Truman Capote and played by John Megna), her father’s no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout’s reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall in his movie debut), the reclusive “village idiot” who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot.tkam

 

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"Justly celebrated." -Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"Universally recognized as a classic, and the label is well deserved." -James Berardinelli, ReelViews

FILM CLUB
Have you ever wished you had the opportunity to talk about a film with other audience members while it's still fresh in your mind?

We surely have! So, to allow those conversations to happen, we introduce FILM CLUB. Much like what a book club is for readers, FILM CLUB is for film-goers -- an hour or so after various films throughout the summer that will allow you to analyze, discuss and contemplate the film you just watched.

FILM CLUB will meet after various first-run features at the Film Center throughout the summer, but also after classic film fare at the Capawock.
 
We are excited to announce a partnership with the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on a series of great films based on great books. Each post-screening discussion will include discussion about the differences (and similarities) between the book and the movie version of the story, as well as analysis of the movie as a stand-alone piece of work.

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