Film: Harper Lee celebration on Village Green

In 1960, Harper Lee published ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.” On July 14, nearly 55 years to the day after the publication of that American classic, Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” is set to be released.

To celebrate the literary event, Village Books will host a free screening of the iconic 1962 film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, at Fairhaven Village Green,10th Street and Mill Avenue.

The two-hour-and-10-minute film, which features Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, will end just before midnight, when “Go Set a Watchman” will go on sale for the first time in Bellingham.

In the new novel, written before “To Kill a Mockingbird” as a sequel, an adult Scout returns to her hometown of Maycomb, Ala., to visit her father, Atticus. She grapples with personal and political issues, her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place she was born and spent her childhood.

Details: 360-671-2626, villagebooks.com.