Film Podcasts Pop Culture TheaterNovember 09, 2011


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Scout and AtticusHarper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird was an instant classic that was made into a great movie. Mary Badham played the role of “Scout” when she was 10 years old, and it transformed her life. Susan Wallner talks to Badham about her special relationship with Gregory Peck (“Atticus”) and the universal appeal of this Southern tale of race, justice, and childhood. The play To Kill A Mockingbird runs at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ through November 20th.

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is a principal of PCK Media, an independent production company. She is the co-series producer of the public television program "State of the Arts," a job that has introduced her to a wealth of talent and artistic diversity over the years. Susan's documentaries and performance specials have aired nationally. Most recently, her profile of the writer, aviator and celebrity, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky," won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Best Feature Writing (it was Susan's 15th regional Emmy win). Narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe, it aired throughout the country on PBS and PBS World, and is available on DVD. Currently, Susan is working on a documentary about the self-taught city planner, builder, and artist, Kea Tawana.

  • JIm

    What a wonderful interview! So interesting to hear the perspectives of Mary Badham.

  • marc gertner

    Thanks Susan and thanks to Mary Badham as well . This is a great film and a personal favorite. Viewing it evokes in me a sense of of the purity and oneness of the human spirit that we know exists but see all too seldom in our daily lives,

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