Mark your calendars! Independent filmmaker Mary Murphy's Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird will be premiering on PBS American Masters, Friday, April 2nd at 10:00pm. The documentary explores Lee's life and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding her, including why she never published again. Containing never-before-seen photos and letters and an exclusive interview with Lee’s sister, Alice Finch Lee, the film also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.
Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel's power, influence, and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives.
In addition to the film, Mary Murphy wrote Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of To Kill A Mockingbird—a compilation of these interviews.
While the documentary doesn't premiere on PBS until April, you can watch an preview below, then go to Mary Murphy's website for more information!