HEY, BOO: HARPER LEE & TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EST)
HEY BOO: HARPER LEE & TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
(US, 2010 78 min.) directed by Mary Murphy, featuring Tom Brokaw, Andrew Young, James Patterson, Oprah Winfrey, Mary Badham
Author and director Mary Murphy, who also wrote the accompanying book, Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of 50 Years of To Kill A Mockingbird—reflects upon the impact of Harper Lee’s masterpiece (and it’s subsequent Hollywood adaptation) with a series of interviews with and readings by luminaries like newsman Tom Brokaw, Ambassador Andrew Young, author James Patterson and mogul Oprah Winfrey, as well as Mary Badham—the original Scout in the feature film.
In Person: Mary Murphy (who will also be signing copies of her book Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of 50 Years of To Kill A Mockingbird) plus other special guests.
Official Web site: http://www.marymurphy.net/
When & Where
Launched in January 2011, DecaturDocs is a screening and discussion series centered around the engaging world on non-fiction and documentary films.
The monthly subscription-based screening series promises to engage, educate and entertain Decatur’s diverse community, while attracting thoughtful audiences from throughout the region to downtown Decatur.
A celebration of the vitality of non-fiction film, DecaturDocs provides a platform for audiences to engage in provocative dialog about meaningful ideas in a creative and interactive film festival atmosphere.
DecaturDocs is a social happening, a quintessential gathering of the minds, and a “don’t miss” cultural experience.
DecaturDocs will present vibrant works of non-fiction film—be the first to see the “next” EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK or RESTREPO–fresh off of festival premieres at festivals like South by Southwest, Sundance, SILVERDOCS, Full Frame, Hot Docs, True False, DOCNYC, and more. Accompanied by a filmmaker, featured subject, or thought leader, every screening will followed by an interactive, informative, educational, topical discussion.