Set in the Depression-era South, this film tells the story of Atticus Finch, a lawyer who defends an African-American man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. In the process, his children are exposed to ignorance and prejudice. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, this film stars Gregory Peck and features Robert Duvall in his first major film role. A brief discussion of the film led by Tyger Belton, Henrico County librarian and resident film expert, will follow the screening. From Universal Pictures (1962, NR, 129 minutes).
This film screening and discussion is part of HCPL's programming for The Great American Read
. Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.