To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
April 18 - April 19
Thu Apr 18 at 2 PM
Fri Apr 19 at 7 PM
Lincoln Theater is pleased to present “To Kill A Mockingbird,” the third film in a new film series – SCREEN THOUGHTS, presented by host, Christine Merser. This first season will focus on America’s Racial Struggles on the Screen. Christine will present a fifteen-minute introduction to each film, which will not give anything away, but give you some insight as to what to note along the way. After the film, she will lead a discussion around the historical context, how the film affected the public when it was released, and in some cases, it’s continued value for society.
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Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.
Running Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
“To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic film adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel, released in 1962 and directed by Robert Mulligan. Set in the racially divided Deep South during the 1930s, it addresses themes of prejudice, morality, and injustice. The story is narrated through the eyes of Scout Finch, a young girl in a segregated town, as her father, Atticus Finch, a lawyer, defends a black man falsely accused of rape. The film beautifully portrays the innocence and coming-of-age of Scout, while depicting the glaring racial inequalities and the prevailing social prejudices of the time. “To Kill a Mockingbird” gracefully explores the impact of racism and bigotry on individuals and society, promoting empathy, courage, and the power of standing up for what is right. Aaron Sorkin’s play based on the book, changed the perspective of the story and brings to the forefront the black housekeeper. How it changes the theme and considerations for the story and what it says, is thought provoking. And, To Kill a Mockingbird is now the most banned book in America, making this a good time to evaluate its worth.” – Christine Merser
Christine Merser, a writer and recent Maine replant, has been a film reviewer for Screen Thoughts for the last ten years. Rated four stars and recently obtained by Spotify as one of their podcast series, Screen Thoughts houses her podcasts with other reviewers from the industry, as well written reviews . “I think that we humans are cemented in our point of view around explosive issues. Stories can change hearts and minds, especially when they are viewed in the darkened theater, without pushing their way into your point of view in a debate over dinner. I love going to the movies.”
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