Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill A Mockingbird

First Run Features   (2011) / Region 1
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The untold story behind a great American novel.

After more than half a century, To Kill A Mockingbird remains a beloved bestseller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th Century. Nearly one million copies are sold each year and the novel has been translated into more than forty languages. The film version, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, won a trio of Academy Awards.

Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said that all she wanted to be in the Jane Austen of South Alabama. Hey, Boo explores Lee's life and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding her, including why she never published again.

Containing never-before-seen photos and letters and a rare interview with Lee's sister, Alice Finch Lee, the film also brings to light the context and history of the novel's setting in the Deep South and the social changes it inspired.

Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cast, Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel's power, influence and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 19 2011
  • Production Year 2011
  • Empire SKU 1572760
  • UPC Code 720229914758
  • Studio  First Run Features
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL

Features

Bonus Interviews with Mary Badman, James McBride and Oprah Winfrey
Director Interview and Biography

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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