The Second Annual Southern Film Festival is happening now!
The Southern Film Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, at the Grace Street Theater at 934 W. Grace Street.
To Kill a Mockingbird will be shown at the conclusion of the festival, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the novel.
Charles Shields, author of the New York Times best-seller Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee will explain how Lee converted the novel into a screenplay. He will also be reading from his book on Thursday evening before the festival at the Fountain Book Store and signing his book at the Thursday reading and on Saturday at Barnes & Noble @ VCU.
Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout, will discuss her experiences on the set of the film.
The Film & Event Schedule:
Thursday, February 24
6pm: Book Reading and Signing with Charles Shields
Fountain Book Store, 1312 East Cary Street, Historic Shockoe Slip
Friday, February 25
4 pm: Wise Blood (1979)
7 pm: In This Our Life (1942)
Saturday, February 26
10 am: The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
1 pm: The Color Purple (1985)
4 pm: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
4:30-5:30 pm: Book Signing by Charles Shields
VCU Barnes and Noble, 1111 West Broad Street
7 pm: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)