schedule

To Kill a Mockingbird

Recommended for ages 12 & up

awards

Academy Award for Best Actor: Gregory Peck

featuring

Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, Mary Badham, Philip Alford,

Like Harper Lee’s novel on which it is based, To Kill a Mockingbird is rooted in the America of the early 1960s with its gathering struggle for civil rights, yet the film’s message of tolerance—told from the point of view of a child, yet never childish—hasn’t grown old. In pristine black-and-white, the adaptation skillfully captures both the quiet rhythms of small-town Southern life in the 1930s and the currents of racial violence beneath the surface. Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his portrayal of courageous lawyer Atticus Finch; Mary Badham beautifully plays his daughter Scout, and Robert Duvall made his debut as mysterious recluse Boo Radley.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Horton Foote
Based On
  • Harper Lee's novel

Cinematographer
  • Russell Harlan
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 125 mins
Source
  • BAMPFA
Permission
  • Universal Pictures