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“To Kill a Mockingbird” special screening, in celebration of “Go Set a Watchman”
Jul 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm| Free
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the film follows Scout Finch, 6,and her older brother, Jem, who live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping. (1962; 130 min)
Fifty-five years after To Kill a Mockingbird was published,Lee’s highly anticipated second novel, Go Set a Watchman, is being published on July 14. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchmanwas the novel Lee first submitted to her publishers beforeTo Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.