13 7 / 2012

“Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing.”

Watching To Kill a Mockingbird in Brooklyn Bridge Park last night was one of the most enjoyable movie experiences I’ve had. Here’s why:

1. It’s truly a wonderful movie. It’s been years since I last saw it, and this viewing was probably the first time I appreciated why it’s considered such an iconic film. Also, Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch: be still, my heart.

2. Watching the film really was an experience. My friends and I dined on wine, cheese, and cookies, watched the sunset over lower Manhattan, and cheered along with the crowd when the sheriff convinced Atticus that “Bob Ewell fell on his knife.”

3. It’s completely free. All it cost me was one hellish, un-air conditioned subway ride to DUMBO.