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Obama to introduce newly-restored Mockingbird

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Apr 04, 2012 | 1:00pm EDT

The film, starring Gregory Peck, has been digitally remastered and restored by Universal Pictures and the American Film Institute, and author Lee can't wait to see it.

She says, "I'm deeply honoured that President Obama will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird by introducing it to a national audience. I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made, and I'm proud to know that Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch lives on."

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