Students to meet 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' actor

| 26 Sep 2012 | 05:30

High School students from Delaware Valley and Port Jervis will join in a discussion with Tri-State Film Festival, special guest, Mary Badham, who played "Scout" in "To Kill a Mockingbird," Sept. 28 at 11 a.m.
This special student screening and Q&A discussion will be part of the opening day of the festival and offered to students free of charge.
There are approximately 125 students from Delaware Valley High School attending the event.
"Certain works of literature transcend time and are as relevant today as they were when they were written," comments Jacqueline Weston, DVHS District English Department Chairperson. "'To Kill a Mockingbird' in that it speaks directly to the issues of violence, prejudice, and racism in a way that young people can readily understand is certainly one such novel.
Port Jervis High School will send 50 students to meet Mary Badham and see the screening.
"What a wonderful opportunity for our students to view on the big-screen the timeless classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and meet Mary Badham," says English Department Chairperson Tim Leonard. "TKAM is a timeless classic, and Atticus Finch will continue to epitomize true heroism for countless future generations."
"It is important that we look to future generations for creativity, inspiration and hope," says Nelson Page, Co-Director of the Festival and President of Majestic-Star Entertainment. "We know this will be one of the most memorable experiences of their lives and we are grateful for the generosity of Nelson Page and Majestic-Star Entertainment for making this happen — we are proud to be part of this moment," comments Charlene Trotter, Co-Director.
The student screening will be held at Majestic Cinemas 7 in Matamoras.
For more information call 570-491-2900.