June Free Movie Night: To Kill a Mockingbird

Monday, June 15th, 7-9pm, Natick, MA  PLEASE NOTE: Venue has changed for this month’s showing

To Kill a Mockingbird film poster

For this month’s free movie event–and the last of our 2014-15 movie season– we are departing from the usual documentary film and showing instead a classic, full-length feature film. To Kill a Mockingbird is a film starring Gregory Peck based on the novel of the same name by Harper Lee.

Now, 63 years after its release, its themes–racial prejudice, as well as other social issues like justice, class, gender, politics, and poverty–are just as relevant today.  This movie helped foster social change, not through a step-by-step objective plan, but simply through the innocent eyes of children witnessing and trying to make sense of injustice and prejudice.  As the saying goes: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  As recent events in Ferguson, Baltimore and many other places show us, we have a lot more work to do.  Come join us as we enjoy this great classic movie together and discuss the issues it evokes, today as it did many years ago.

When: Monday, June 15th, 7-9pm
What: Free movie and converstion
Where: The Common Street Church, 13 Common Street, Natick, MA (see map below)
What Else:  Ample on-street and parking lot parking available.  Light refreshments served.

Please download, print and post our event flyer: Download

 

 Further Study:

The Origins of Lynching in the the United States (video)
Understanding Jim Crow (video)
We Need to Talk About an Injustice (TED Talk video)

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One Response to June Free Movie Night: To Kill a Mockingbird

  1. I remember seeing this movie many years ago. It is a movie full of noble thoughts. Great movie. Worth seeing again, especially in the light of how little progress we have made as a nation on the racial front.

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