January 31: To Kill Mockingbird, with Discussion afterwards led by Jo Anna Hope.
To Kill a Mockingbird, both film (1962) and book (1960), have been given a new lease on life by the recent publication of Harper Lee's second novel, Go Set a Watchman. Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for literature for Mockingbird; the film was nominated for five Oscars. Gregory Peck won over Peter O'Toole for best actor, although Lawrence of Arabia was chosen over Mockingbird for best film.
This brilliant, touching, thought-provoking work of fiction is set in Alabama in the 1930's. It spans three years in the lives of a single-parent father, his two young offspring, and various members of the community. Like other notable works of art, Mockingbird is a microcosm touching on that which is most important to us and reaches most deeply into our hearts and minds, perhaps even into our souls.
There will be a post-viewing discussion, organic in nature, likely touching on the main themes and the question: Why has To Kill a Mockingbird survived and thrived for 55 years?
Trailer:[url= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks88MPOyoYc ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks88MPOyoYc
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