Regency South Coast Plaza Village Theatre will be the site on October 21, 2010, of the Orange County Screenwriters Association (OCSWA) and the Southern California Writers Association (SCWA) 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, with a screening open to the public of the Oscar-winning film, accompanied by commentary from Robert E. Kline, an award-winning Hollywood producer and director, who is also the Annenberg Professor of Peace at the University of Southern California.
The screening of the film will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, author Harper Lee’s only novel to date, published in October, 1960, and winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Literature, and the keynote of the evening will be commentary and Q&A by Kline, who has given many presentations on the novel and the film, at USC and across the country.
“We hope all will celebrate the joy of this wonderful book”, said Lynnette Baum, SCWA president, “so many schools are teaching it, and it has become the Great American Novel”.
“This film captures the spirit of the novel,” said Mark Sevi, OCSWA president, “and screenwriter, Horton Foote won an Oscar for the writing.”
“My hope,” said Kline, “is that educators, students, people who have seen the film, and people who haven’t seen the film, all come to enjoy the amazing work done by Miss Lee.”
The Celebration is on October 21, 2010, at 7:30 PM, at the Regency South Coast Village Theatre, 1561 W. Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, directly across the street from South Coast Plaza, and tickets cost $10 and are on sale at the theatre box office and on the Regency Theatres website, www.regencymovies.com. Additional information can be obtained by calling (714) 580-5072.