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Sing their hearts out

‘Mockingbird’ gets run in local cinema

Social justice, civil rights and coming of age in the American South are in the spotlight on Sunday and Wednesday for the next installment of the Cinemark Classic Series.

To Kill a Mockingbird is the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s famous novel. Atticus Finch is a Southern lawyer who risks his reputation — and his life — when he defends a young black man, Tom Robinson, who stands accused of raping a young white woman.

As Finch tries the case, he not only unveils the rigid racial prejudice enshrined in the courts and community, but also defends his children, Scout and Jem, from bigotry. The children also learn the truth about the reclusive neighbor they fear, Boo Radley, and the meaning of the objects he leaves for them in the knothole of a tree. The film stars Gregory Peck as Finch, Brock Peters as Tom, and Robert Duvall as Boo Radley.

The screenings are at 2 p.m. Sunday and 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Denton Cinemark 14, 2825 Wind River Lane. Tickets cost $6.50 for matinee performances; for evening screenings, tickets cost $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for seniors, students and children.

— Staff report