Set in the 1930′s, this remarkable film stars Peck as a noble Southern lawyer trying to defend a black man falsely accused of rape. He raises his two children with stoic confidence, in a bigoted and economically depressed environment. Robert Duvall plays the local spook. A moody and quite unforgettable film. Screenplay by Horton Foote from Harper Lee’s novel. Winner of three Oscars, including Best Picture. Presented for the first time at The Astor in re-mastered 2K D-Cinema. GF
Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out - and will it change any of the racial tension in the town ?