To Kill a Mockingbird w/ actress Mary Badham in person
January 27 @ 7:30 pm$12
Though remembered as a socially conscious film, To Kill a Mockingbird is notable for including numerous horror movie tropes, including a creepy "haunted" house with a strange inhabitant. The American Cinematheque's event begins with at 6:30pm with a pre-screening reception courtesy of Midcentury Productions in the lobby. There will be a discussion following the feature with actress Mary Badham (“Scout”), moderated by Foster Hirsch.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
1962, Universal, 129 min, USA, Dir: Robert Mulligan
Hollywood pro Robert Mulligan pulls off the rarest of achievements with this adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel: He brings a great book to the screen and improves upon it. Gregory Peck is superb as a small-town lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape. But what distinguishes the film is director Mulligan's deft use of subjective camerawork to approximate the point of view of the children who struggle to understand the case. Peck, screenwriter Horton Foote and a team of art directors that included the legendary Henry Bumstead deservedly won Oscars for their work on this timeless classic. Robert Duvall makes his feature debut as Boo Radley.