This is it: the final film of the Louisville Palace summer movie series. The Director Series: Hollywood's Golden Age has so far delighted film-goers with both laughs and tears, from Bringing up Baby and Some Like it Hot to A Star is Born and On the Waterfront – and, of course, one of the greatest films by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. For those who have thus far missed the opportunity to see these masterpieces in the opulent theater setting of the Palace, we pity you – and urge you to take advantage of this last chance.
The film: To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Robert Mulligan (Summer of '42, The Man in the Moon) and starring the great Gregory Peck, as well as Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, and Robert Duvall. Although many may remember this as that boring book they had to read in high school (the book isn't actually boring), the film is a powerful and emotionally stirring testament to the importance of standing up for what's right, even if the majority disagrees (hmm... could this be relevant to certain hot-button topics darting around the current political sphere...?).
Peck stars as Atticus Finch, a lawyer in 1930s Alabama, tasked with defending a black man against false charges of rape. At the same time, he has to raise his two children, Scout (Badham) and Jem (Alford) on his own and set an example against the prevailing prejudice of the times.
To Kill a Mockingbird plays tonight at the Louisville Palace at 8:00. Tickets are available for the low price of $5.00. The Louisville Palace is located at 625 S. 4th Street. Further information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Louisville Palace website.
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