We all know the characters from this small town and the major racial themes of Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird". As in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, eight-year-old Scout Finch, who lives with her brother, Jem, and their lawyer father, Atticus, in Maycomb, Alabama, tells the story of her father's defense of Tom Robinson, a young black man who is being tried for the rape of a white woman. Scout is spunky, warm-hearted and curious about life. Atticus is a passionate advocate for justice. Tom Robinson is the personification of the word victim. Human tragedy of racial prejudice and unequal justice are brought to life in this poignant drama. It is a much-beloved tale of growing up, as well as an exploration of heroism confronted with bigotry.
Directed by JulieAnn Charest Govang