Summer Movie Reviews: Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, and Harper Lee on the Valley’s Silver Screen
Mel Gibson’s The Beaver, Jessica Alba’s An Invisible Sign, and Mary Murphy’s biopic Hey Boo, about To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, all have ties to the Hudson Valley
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For the last film, the local sighting is behind the camera, not in front. The documentary Hey Boo, about everybody’s favorite English assignment To Kill a Mockingbird, comes out this Friday. Its director, Mary Murphy, is a resident of Scarborough. Her film profiles the life of author Harper Lee — who stopped speaking to the press in the 1960s — and the historical context surrounding her creation of the novel. But it also looks at how the book has affected people now, and features interviews with Opra Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, and others. You can find dates and showtimes here.
Which of these would you see in the theater?