D.I.C.E. Events

 

Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present:
Sidewalk Cinema
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-A Free Outdoor Screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Friday, July 30, Dusk

Outdoors at The Home Savings Plaza
-corner of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent
-bring a blanket or a lawn chair

Movies take place the last Friday of the summer months in the open air
on The Home Savings Plaza with use of a blimp screen at dusk (weather
permitting). Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.

Cost: Free

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

ABOUT THE FILM:

DIRECTOR: Robert Mulligan

WRITERS: Harper Lee (Novel). Horton Foote. (Screenplay).

RELEASE DATE: December 25, 1962

RUNTIME: 129 minutes

RATING: PG

PLOT:

Through the eyes of "Scout," a feisty six-year-old tomboy, TO KILL A
MOCKINGBIRD carries us on an odyssey through the fires of prejudice and
injustice in 1932 Alabama. Presenting her tale first as a sweetly
lulling reminiscence of events from her childhood, the narrator draws us
near with stories of daring neighborhood exploits by she, her brother
"Jem," and their friend "Dill." Peopled with a cast of eccentrics,
Maycomb ("a tired and sleepy town") finds itself the venue of the trial
of Tom Robinson, a young black man falsely accused of raping an ignorant
white woman. Atticus Finch, Scout and Jem's widowed father and a deeply
principled man, is appointed to defend Tom for whom a guilty verdict
from an all-white jury is a foregone conclusion. Juxtaposed against the
story of the trial is the children's hit and run relationship with Boo
Radley, a shut-in who the children and Dill's Aunt Rachel suspect of
insanity and who no one has seen in recent history. Cigar-box treasures,
found in the knot hole of a tree near the ramshackle Radley house,
temper the children's judgment of Boo. "You never know someone," Atticus
tells Scout, "until you step inside their skin and walk around a
little." But fear keeps them at a distance until one night, in
streetlight and shadows, the children confront an evil born of ignorance
and blind hatred and must somehow find their way home. Written by Mark
Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>