To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Day


Meeting Room B

To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Day

Join us for To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Day in honor of an historic literary event: the publication (July 14, 2015) of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman.

10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.To Kill a Mockingbird  (1962, 2:09) with Gregory Peck

Based on the novel by Harper Lee, it is a story of prejudice and injustice in 1932 Alabama told through the eyes of Scout, a feisty six-year-old tomboy. Widely considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made, it earned an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, and was a box office success as well. The book (published in 1960) won the Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature.

1 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman (2015 documentary, 1:49) 

The untold story behind a great American novel. This documentary explores theTo Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again until now. The library is showing the recently updated version of Emmy®-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy's 2012 documentary. Murphy was able to read an advance copy of the new novel, Go Set a Watchman, before updating the film!

Before each show time we will have drawings for a chance to win first check-out rights to a Quickpick copy of Go Set A Watchman  (available beginning July 14). Then join us for the book discussion on Tuesday, August 18, at 4 p.m.