Directed by Robert Mulligan (USA, 1962, 130 min.).
Based on Harper Lee’s beloved novel of the same name, this American classic tells the story of a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) who is wrongfully convicted and tried for rape in Alabama. The action unfolds through the eyes of Scout Finch (Mary Badham) whose father, Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) agrees to be Tom’s lawyer. The court case exposes Scout and her brother Jem to the presence of racism and evil in their small town.
After the film, join conceptual artist Annette Lemieux for an in-gallery talk about her exhibit “Mise en Scéne,” on view in the Richard and Nancy Lubin Gallery, 263. Lemieux is the recipient of the MFA’s 2017 Maud Morgan Prize, a biennial award honoring a Massachusetts woman artist who has made significant contributions to the contemporary arts landscape. This special solo exhibition includes work inspired by or directly quoting classic films including To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Great Dictator (1940), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), and M (1931).
A free ticket is required to attend the in-gallery discussion. A limited number of these tickets will be available at MFA ticket desks starting at 6:00 pm. The discussion begins at 9:25 pm in the Richard and Nancy Lubin Gallery, 263. A separate paid film ticket is required to attend the film.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.