Screening and Discussion
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Mary Murphy, Filmmaker
Tom Brokaw, NBC News/Author, The Greatest Generation
James McBride, Author, The Color of Water
Adriana Trigiani, Author, Big Stone Gap
Fifty years after winning a Pulitzer Prize (and fifty-one years after its publication), Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains one of America’s most cherished novels—not just studied in schools across the country, but found in the private libraries of people of all ages, backgrounds, and occupations, with dog-eared pages to mark the many resonant passages that make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Filmmaker Mary Murphy’s documentary Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird explores the story behind the book and reflects on the significance of its enduring appeal, featuring interviews with Lee’s sister, friends, and admirers, including Oprah Winfrey, Anna Quindlen, Rosanne Cash, Tom Brokaw, and Mary Badham, the actress who portrayed Scout in the 1962 film. Skipping an event this good would be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?
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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird is distributed by First Run Features.
This event is part of the Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series.
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