“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Based on Harper Lee‘s semi-autobiographical and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD remains a classic of American cinema that is as relevant today as it was upon its release in 1962. In an Oscar-winning performance, Gregory Peck shines as the morally upright Southern lawyer Atticus Finch, who find himself tasked with defending a black man against an undeserved rape charge while educating his own children against the evils of prejudice and racism during the height of the great Depression. The film also features standout performances from Robert Duvall, Alice Ghostley, John Megna, Frank Overton, and Mary Badham.
“A classic adaptation of an American classic. Storytelling doesn’t get much better than this.” (Empire)
“Justly celebrated.” (Washington Post)
Saturday, October 10
Doors 1:30 | Movie 1:50 pm *Start time subject to change
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Robert Mulligan, 1962 / 129 minutes / PG) | Six year-old Scout Finch and her older brother, Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When their widowed father Atticus, a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangential events expose the children to evils of racism, prejudice and stereotyping.