The University of Iowa

In the Shadow of Atticus: A Panel on Wrongful Convictions and Second Look Litigation

Over sixty years ago, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird hit book shelves across the United States introducing everyone to Maycomb County, Alabama, the Finch Family, and the tragic story of Tom Robinson. Today, that book has been readapted into a play by Aaron Sorkin and brings back up a necessary conversation that we all must have: are the stories we hear in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird still present in America’s criminal legal system?

Werner Herzog

Presented at The Englert Theatre in collaboration with Refocus Film Festival
Legendary film director Werner Herzog will receive FilmScene’s Cinema Savant award and appear in conversation to discuss his life in film as part of a five-city US book tour.

Judy Woodruff

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, after serving for 11 years as its anchor and managing editor. She has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at CNN, NBC, and PBS.