Jay's Pix Presents and the Sunset Film Society present a special Father's Day movie presentation of To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) presented by the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY at Ardovino's Desert Crossing. In 2003, Peck's "Atticus Finch" was named the #1 Father in film history by the American Film Institute!
An RSVP MUST be received by Monday, June 9 SEATING IS BY RESERVATION ONLY!
To Kill a Mockingbird (Universal International: 1962) 129 minutes Black & White. Race relations are explored with quiet intelligence in this superb adaptation of the Harper Lee Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel. Like another luminary, Margaret Mitchell with Gone With The Wind, this was Lee's only published novel! A fair-minded small town southern lawyer (Gregory Peck) defends a Black man (Brock Peters) accused of the rape of a White woman (Collin Wilcox) in the 1930s -- forever changing the thinking of his family and his fellow townspeople. Ten-year-old Badham is outstanding as the lawyer's daughter Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, and we watch the drama unfold through her eyes. Equally fine is Alford as son "Jem." Nominated for eight Academy Awards. Winner for: Best Actor (Peck's fifth nomination and only win), Best Screenplay and Art Direction-Set Decoration. An American Cinema treasure! Starring: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford. Screen debut of Robert Duvall. Narrated by Kim Stanley, as the adult "Scout." Music by Elmer Bernstein. Screenplay by Horton Foote. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Released December 25, 1962
PLUS... "Scout Remembers" (1999) 12-minutes Actress Mary Badham shares her experiences working on this timeless classic.