Filmbar Film School Is Back!
“To Kill A Mockingbird” – Gregory Peck’s 1962 Classic based on Harper Lee’s beloved coming of age book.
Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind on one of the best literary adaptations of all time, To Kill A Mockingbird? Join us for “FilmBar Film School” where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide “live commentary” on this cinematic adaptation of Harper Lee’s timeless book about growing up in the racially charged Depression era South. We’ll discuss why Peck’s Atticus Finch is often cited as one of the most beloved screen heroes of all time.
The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to “read” a film creatively.
After the film, we can discuss what we’ve learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see why Peck won the Best Actor Oscar for perhaps his most famous role!
(NOTE: While no “homework” or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you’ve never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to “experience” the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)
Monday 16, October