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Pacem Film Festival: To Kill a Mockingbird

July 25, 2017 7:00 pm
July 25, 2017 10:00 pm
Pacem In Terris
Westminster Presbyterian Church
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1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington, DE, United States, 19806

Screen-Shot-2017-06-30-at-3.39.48-PM-228x300Pacem Film Festival—The Best Peace and Justice Films of the Last 50 Years

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) is the cinematic adaption of the celebrated Harper Lee novel, which is a coming-of-age story of Louise “Scout” Finch, and her brother Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama in the Depression-era 1930s.  Their widowed father Atticus is town’s highly principled lawyer.  Atticus is asked to defend a black man, Tom Robinson against an accusation of rape of a white girl, Mayella Ewell. The film, which provided a career-defining role for Gregory Peck, shows the struggle against a prejudiced legal system as Atticus fights for an innocent man wrongly accused of a crime.  The film continues to be a teaching tool for children and young adults and is considered an American masterpiece.

For more information, see the Pacem in Terris 50th Anniversary Film Series flyer.

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