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The Louisville Palace Director Series presents 'To Kill a Mockingbird' [Movies]
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This is it: the final film of the Louisville Palace summer movie series. The Director Series: Hollywood's Golden Age has so far delighted film-goers with both laughs and tears, from Bringing up Baby

and

Some Like it Hot

to

A Star is Born

and

On the Waterfront

– and, of course, one of the greatest films by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Charlie Chaplin's

Modern Times

. For those who have thus far missed the opportunity to see these masterpieces in the opulent theater setting of the Palace, we pity you – and urge you to take advantage of this last chance.

The film:

To Kill a Mockingbird

, directed by Robert Mulligan (

Summer of '42, The Man in the Moon

) and starring the great Gregory Peck, as well as Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, and Robert Duvall. Although many may remember this as that boring book they had to read in high school (the book isn't actually boring), the film is a powerful and emotionally stirring testament to the importance of standing up for what's right, even if the majority disagrees (hmm... could this be relevant to certain hot-button topics darting around the current political sphere...?).

Peck stars as Atticus Finch, a lawyer in 1930s Alabama, tasked with defending a black man against false charges of rape. At the same time, he has to raise his two children, Scout (Badham) and Jem (Alford) on his own and set an example against the prevailing prejudice of the times.

To Kill a Mockingbird

plays tonight at the Louisville Palace at 8:00. Tickets are available for the low price of $5.00. The Louisville Palace is located at 625 S.

4

th

Street. Further information and advance ticket sales can be found at the Louisville Palace website.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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