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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

(Movie) - Originally released as a motion picture in 1962. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Harper Lee. Title from disc and container. Bonus features: Fearful symmetry: A feature-length documentary on the making of To Kill a Mockingbird with cast and crew interviews and a visit to author Harper Lee's home town; A conversation with Gregory Peck: an intimate feature-length documentary on one of the most beloved actors in film history with interviews, film clips, home movies and more; Academy Award Best Actor acceptance speech; American Film Institute lifetime achievement award: Gregory Peck's memorable remarks upon receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award; Excerpt from the Academy tribute to Gregory Peck: Cecilia Peck's heartwarming farewell to her father given at the Academy in celebration of his life; Scout remembers: Actress Mary Badham shares her experiences working with Gregory Peck; Feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula; Theatrical trailer: Original theatrical trailer of the film; 100 years of Universal restoring the classics: an in-depth look at the intricate process of preserving the studio's film legacy.
Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day by Mercer Mayer

(Audiobook) - Father's Day is just around the corner, and Little Critter and Little Sister have decided to plan a big surprise for Dad and Grandpa. Join them as they make cards, cook a special breakfast together, and put on a magic show. Lift the flaps and find out what Father's Day surprises are in store.
Courageous

Courageous

(Movie) - When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers. Together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.
Dad

Dad

(Movie) - Looking like death warmed over, Jack Lemmon plays the aging father of Ted Danson. Always proud of being able to fend for himself, Lemmon despises being reliant upon others, but his enfeebled state does not allow him his old independence. For his part, Danson resents having to care for his dad as he would for an infant. Things take an upward turn when a "Doctor Feelgood" (Zakes Mokae) enters the scene, pumping Lemmon full of self-confidence. But then Lemmon is stricken with cancer, an affliction that he can't jolly himself out of. As the reality of his imminent death strikes everyone around him, Lemmon retreats into fantasy, recalling the past happy events of his life as though they're happening here and now. The rest of the family humors their dying dad, and in so doing draws closer together than they've been in years. TV sitcom maestro Gary David Goldberg co-produced and directed Dad, and also adapted the screenplay from the novel by William Wharton.
Evelyn

Evelyn

(Movie) - In 1953, Desmond Doyle takes on the Irish family law system and the Catholic Church in a bid to be reunited with his children. Despite a strong work ethic, Desmond has a hard time holding on to steady work. Desmond's wife walks out on the relationship and his sporadic employment eventually attracts the attention of the law. A court order sends his two sons and young daughter to separate Catholic orphanages until Desmond can prove he's capable of properly supporting them. However, Desmond discovers merely getting work is not enough to bring his children back to him.
Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

(Movie) - Daniel Hillard is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British housekeeper who is hired on the spot. Free to be the "woman" he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family.
Pursuit of Happyness

Pursuit of Happyness

(Movie) - In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman. His wife worked double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream. The odds become more daunting by the day. Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire.