Unity Goes To The Movies Hosted By Rod Kennedy: To Kill A Mockingbird

Unity Goes To The Movies Hosted By Rod Kennedy: To Kill A Mockingbird

Sunday, October 20, 2019


To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American drama film based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. It stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in an Academy Award winning performance and Mary Badham as Scout who was nominated for her supporting role. To Kill a Mockingbird marked the film debuts of Robert Duvall.

Set in a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on an honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch’s six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham). It is both a coming of age story about children as well as a hard-hitting drama that features some of the most memorable child acting you will ever see.

Run Time: 2h 9m

Followed by a discussion of the film and Unity principles.

Unity Goes to the Movies was begun by Rod Kennedy in April 2011 at The Unity Center of New York City for the purpose of showing movies that illustrate life lessons and instruct. It is also hosted by Rod who selects films that are drawn from the opus of movies made in Hollywood over the years that have come to influence and define our culture.

Much like the stories that were incorporated into the Bible, some of these movies are modern teachable moments about every day life that can instruct us on our spiritual path. After each movie, Mr. Kennedy hosts a discussion where everyone gets a chance to offer his or her insights and comment about the film.

Presented on a Love offering basis.