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Mary McDonagh Murphy '77 is releasing a documentary called Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird and will be showing it at the Brattleboro Women's Film Festival on March 19.

Reading To Kill a Mockingbird is something millions of people have in common. In the documentary and accompanying book,  Murphy explores the novel’s power, influence and popularity. With reflections from Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, James McBride, James Patterson, Wally Lamb, Oprah Winfrey and more, the documentary and the book chronicle the many ways the novel has shaped lives and careers. Harper Lee has not given an interview since 1964, but Murphy’s reporting, research and rare interviews with the author’s sister and friends add new details and photos to the remarkable story of an astonishing phenomenon.