This week’s Memorable Movie Moment takes us back to 1962 and director Robert Mulligan‘s big screen adaptation of author Harper Lee‘s To Kill a Mockingbird. The story of Mockingbird goes even further back to the Depression-era South, and finds white attorney Atticus Finch defending a black man accused of beating a white woman. Atticus Finch has become a name synonymous with racial justice in twentieth-century America. The book was published in 1960 and became an instant best-seller, earning author Lee a Pulitzer Prize. It is regularly read among high school literature classes and has become one of the most famous and successful novels ever written. After publishing Mockingbird, Lee never wrote another book. She did assist author Truman Capote with research for his famous novel In Cold Blood, and the character of Dill is said to be based on Capote, who was a childhood friend of the authors. Lee’s estate also published the original manuscript for Mockingbird titled Go Set a Watchman earlier this year, but the release remains somewhat controversial as Lee’s health was deteriorating and questions arose regarding whether it was her idea to publish the novel or not. Continue reading →
Location: 1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago When: Friday, December 6th @ 7PM
Chicago brewery Goose Island will be holding a “Leisure Suit Party” at Emporium Barcade tonight. The event is meant to celebrate an experimental ale that has never been used commercially, brew master Brett Porter will be unveiling the final Fulton & Wood beer of 2013. 70s attire is encouraged and a $50 dollar gift card will be awarded to the best dressed. If you’re looking for something to kick off next weekend look no further, click the link below and RSVP through Do312 for access to the event.