From Book to Film: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Director: Robert Mulligan Run Time: 129 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1962
Starring: Frank Overton, Gregory Peck, John Megna, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford
Country: United States
From Book to Film at Gateway Film Center
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About the film:
Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem 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.
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about rape, racism and injustice in the Depression-era South. Nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, including Best Actor in a Leading Role for Gregory Peck and Best Adapted Screenplay for Horton Foote. The book has been banned or challenged for offensive language and racism.
About the filmmaker:
Robert Mulligan was an American director and producer best known for humanist dramas, including To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Summer of ’42 (1971), The Other (1972), Same Time, Next Year (1978), and The Man in the Moon (1991). He was also known in the 1960s for his extensive collaborations with producer Alan J. Pakula.See all upcoming films