On Friday, February 15, the public is invited to enjoy another installment of the Sippican Historical Society’s popular program, Classic Film Friday. Now co-sponsoring the film series is the Marion Council on Aging. One Friday each month, the organizations present a classic movie and offer a discussion on its historical context or significance. This month’s selection is To Kill a Mockingbird, the 1962 film starring Gregory Peck.
An adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the film also features Robert Duvall and Alice Ghostley in their film debuts. To Kill a Mockingbird is counted among the greatest American movies of all time, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, is widely considered the greatest movie hero of the 20th century. The story follows Finch, an idealistic small-town Southern lawyer, as he defends an accused rapist in a racially-charged trial, while trying to instill in his two children principles of fairness and tolerance.
Classic Film Friday presentations are held at the Marion Music Hall (164 Front Street) and are offered free of charge to the public. Films begin at 7:00 pm and refreshments are available. For more information, contact the SHS at 508-748-1116.