The Daytona Beach Regional Library – City Island and Cinematique will feature “To Kill a Mockingbird” as part of its book-and-movie series “Cinematique under the Stars” Friday, Sept. 7.
The 1962 drama is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning semi-autobiographical novel that has become a classic of modern American literature. The film, set in a small town in Alabama during the Great Depression, explores themes of racial and class injustice and the loss of childhood innocence through the eyes of 6-year-old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch.
Scout lives with her 10-year-old brother, Jem; their father, Atticus Finch, a respected attorney; and Calpurnia, the family’s housekeeper. When Atticus agrees to represent Tom Robinson, a Black man accused of rape, the trial and the events surrounding it threaten to rip the fabric of the town apart.
A book club discussion will begin in the library auditorium at 5 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk in Riverfront Park on the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue. Moviegoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be available for sale. The rain date will be Sept 14.
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library and the Volusia County Public Library system.
Reservations are not required.
For more information, call Adult Program Coordinator Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.