To Kill a Mockingbird
About the Film:
Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama a racially divided Alabama town, set in the early 1930s, and modeled after Monroeville where Harper Lee grew up. Finch agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out - and will it effect any changes in racial attitudes in Maycomb? The Little Theater and Writers & Books Present the film “To Kill A Mockingbird” and Panel Discussion on August 22nd Rochester, NY – To commemorate the release of Harper Lee’s second novel “Go Set a Watchman,” a sequel to the Pulitzer-prize winning “To Kill a Mockingbird,”
The Little Theater and Writers & Books have partnered to present the classic film “To Kill A Mockingbird” on Saturday, August 22th in Theatre 1, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
The film features Mary Bradham and Gregory Peck, who earned an Academy award for his portrayal of Atticus Finch. Following the screening will be a panel discussion of the film and book, featuring Kathy Pottetti, Sejal Shah, and Kristen Gentry. Kathy Potetti has a BA in Rhetoric & Communications from SUNY Albany, and manages the Gell Center & the Front Office of Writers & Books. Sejal Shah (www.sejal-shah.com)’s writing has been nominated for Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize, and featured in The Huffington Post. She has published essays and stories in Brevity, The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, POST, and The Writer’s Chronicle, among others. The recipient of artist residencies from Blue Mountain Center, the Millay Colony for the Arts, NYU, and the Ragdale Foundation, Sejal earned her MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has taught creative writing and literature at Luther College, Mount Holyoke College, Marymount Manhattan College, and the University of Rochester. Kristen Gentry's short stories have been featured in Crab Orchard Review, “The Matrix Anthology: A Cocoon for the Pages,” and the Citron Review. She teaches creative writing at SUNY Geneseo and is currently finishing Mama Said, a collection of linked stories.
Little Membership prices apply
$5 Writers & Books members
$6 General Public