Written February 10, 2016
Another fabulous time at a Fathom Event. The quality was fantastic. Have always wanted to see this classic on the big screen and was so happy to have the chance.
Written June 26, 2016
This movie is a classic so I don't know what else I can say to praise it that has not already been said. However, the experience of seeing it on the big screen was incredible! This was such a great experience! I can't wait to see more classic movies on the big screen!
Written July 23, 2016
We loved the big screen version of To Kill a Mockingbird! It was emotional right from the very beginning. Loved every bit of it!
Written October 01, 2016
It sounds so cliche to say they don't make movies like this anymore but when was the last time you saw a move that didn't have special effects and computer generated stuff. This is a movie about people and the emotions that we all share, The close ups of the actors faces which you don't see on a tv screen are central to the appreciation of the story. The music tells a story itself and is perfect as Elmer Bernstein always is,( Magnificent Seven.. The Great Escape among many others) The chemistry among the actors is perfection and what more can be said about Gregory Peck. He is Atticus Finch. Go see this on the big screen if you can. It is a totally new experience . It will stay with you forever. Thanks to TCM and please do more on the big screen.
Written December 03, 2016
An excellent movie but the first time I have seen it on the big screen. Excellent performances by Gregory Peck, Mary Badham & Phillip Alford.
Excellent because it deals with common prejudices: Aunt Stephanie's rant about Boo Radley comes to mind. Childhood imaginations about evil people living down the street as Jem (Alford) lets us know: "She'll kill ya, quick as look at ya." Don't we all remember!
The movie's main theme about blacks being second-class citizens complete with degrading grammar, spotlights the darkness of the human soul. Ignoring the truth also spotlights an invincible ignorance that's spellbinding.
Along with the human darkness comes the enlightened and humble Atticus Finch (Peck). He accurately and convincingly lays out the truth but false camaraderie wins out-temporarily.
The San Gabriel Mountains in the background can also be seen on the big screen.