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Braselton shows 'To Kill a Mockingbird' under the stars at city park
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Actor Gregory Peck is shown as attorney Atticus Finch, a small-town Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape, in a scene from the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The movie is based on the best-selling novel by Harper Lee.

As publicity swirls around the soon-to-be published book by acclaimed author Harper Lee, the Braselton Visitors Bureau will present the movie based on her first book, “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

The free show will begin at dusk Saturday, July 18, in Braselton Park at 115 Harrison St. in Braselton.

The film focuses on Atticus Finch, who is an idealistic lawyer in a Depression-era, racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman.

The movie’s heroine is Scout Finch, a 6-year-old tomboy who carries viewers on an odyssey through the fires of prejudice and injustice of 1932.

The 129-minute drama is rated PG-13 for mature content. It stars Gregory Peck, Brock Peters and Mary Badham.

The movie won three Oscars — best actor, screenplay and art direction — in addition to two Golden Globes — best actor and musical score.

Movie patrons are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. Concessions are available.

For more information and opportunities, visit www.downtownbraselton.com.

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