TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
ROBERT MULLIGAN | USA | 1962 | 129 MIN | NR | ENGLISH
Join PFS & the Kimmel Cultural Campus for a pre-screening discussion with Mary Badham, “Scout” from the original film, plus additional cast members of the National Tour of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, playing on the Kimmel Cultural Campus July 12-24.
Discussion | 7:30 PM
Film to Begin | 8:00 PM
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the acclaimed adaptation investigates the bigotry of the Deep South through the eyes of Scout Finch and her lawyer father’s defense of an innocent Black man.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, John Megna
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
July 12-24 | The Kimmel Cultural Campus
All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history.” (60 Minutes). New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR). Emmy Award®-winning actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour.
MARY BADHAM (Mrs. Henry Dubose) (she/ her). At the age of 10, Ms. Badham was chosen for the role of “Scout” for the feature film of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD starring Gregory Peck and earned an Oscar nomination for her performance. At that time, she was the youngest person ever nominated for a supporting role. Since then, she has promoted the book and film’s message about social injustice across the US (including for the National Endowment of the Arts and two White House appearances) and received a US Speaker and Specialist Grant to participate in programs about TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Russia. Other Film: THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED with Robert Redford and Natalie Wood, LET’S KILL UNCLE, OUR VERY OWN with Allison Janney. TV: DR. KILDARE and TWILIGHT ZONE.
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s FILM ESSENTIALS series.
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