BLUE HILL, Maine — The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library Film Series continues with a showing of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), starring Gregory Peck at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the library. The Friends of the Library will be showing films each month on the second Thursday.
To Kill a Mocking Bird is based upon on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning book by the same name. Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) is a lawyer in a racially divided rural Alabama town in the Depression-era 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who, though innocent, is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople pressure Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he persists. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
The film ranks 25th on the American Film Institute‚Äôs ‚Äú10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time‚ÄĚ and marks the film debuts of Robert Duvall, William Windom and Alice Ghostley.
All films are shown free of charge on the Library‚Äôs pretty big screen. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or Donahue.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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