Chattanooga Now Two Hollywood classics fill Tivoli screen this weekend

Chattanooga Now Two Hollywood classics fill Tivoli screen this weekend

January 16th, 2019 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Gregory Peck won the Best Actor Academy Award and Golden Globe for playing lawyer Atticus Finch in the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird." / Universal Pictures photo

If you go

› What: Bobby Stone Film Series
› Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.

"The Big Lebowski"
› When: 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19

"To Kill a Mockingbird"
› When: 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20

› Admission: $12 adults, 10 children for either film
› For more info: 423-757-5580

Jeff Bridges is Jeff Lebowski — but insists on being called The Dude — in the cult classic, "The Big Lebowski." / Gramercy Pictures photo

Jeff Bridges is Jeff Lebowski — but insists...

The Dude and "the man" will fill the movie screen of the Tivoli Theatre this weekend when two Hollywood classics are shown during the Bobby Stone Film Festival.

» Jeff Bridges stars as Jeff Lebowski in the 1998 Coen brothers' cult classic, "The Big Lebowski."

Lebowski is a Los Angeles slacker who insists on being called The Dude. As it happens, he has the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of money to sketchy people, causing The Dude to be assaulted as a result of mistaken identity. The Dude learns that a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski was the intended victim.

When the millionaire Lebowski's trophy wife is kidnapped, he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release. The plan goes awry when The Dude's friend, played by John Goodman, schemes to keep the ransom money.

» Gregory Peck is "the man" in arguably the most memorable role of his film career as small-town Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Ranked No. 34 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Greatest American Films, "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the deeply moving adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee.

Did you know?

Actor Robert Duvall made his screen debut as Boo Radley in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The film is timeless in that it transcends its historically dated subject matter (racism in Depression- era South) and still resonates in present-day America in its advocacy of tolerance, justice, integrity and responsible parenthood.

Peck won Best Actor honors at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes for his unforgettable performance of the lawyer defending a black man wrongfully accused of the rape of a young white woman.

While his children, Scout and Jem, learn the realities of racial prejudice, they also learn to overcome their fear of the unknown, which is personified by mysterious neighbor Boo Radley.

Doors open one hour before each show time Saturday and Sunday.

For more info: 423-757-5580.