Documentary Filmmaker Tipped for #HarperLeePBS

Westchester's Mary McDonagh Murphy is a big part of WNET's Go Set a Watchman lead-up.

As part of WNET’s “Thirteen Days of Harper Lee,” which began July 5, the New York PBS station will be showing a newly updated version of Westchester filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy’s 2010 documentary Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird. The broadcast begins Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET and Murphy will be live-tweeting for the 90-minute duration using the hashtag #HarperLeePBS.

There’s plenty more on Murphy’s plate, including a Saturday afternoon Reddit AMA and a Monday evening Q&A screening of her documentary at Lincoln Center. In an article published today, she tells Journal News contributor Clarice Silber that Go Set a Watchman will please To Kill a Mockingbird fans:

“I can’t yet share my thoughts about the book, but I think anyone who wants to know about [the characters] is going to be delighted,” Murphy said [of her advance look at Go Set a Watchman].

On Thursday, WNET’s MetroFocus will air an interview with Murphy and post an extended version of the conversation online.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
WSJ to Publish First Chapter of Go Set a Watchman
Publicist Recalls Pair of Magical Encounters With Harper Lee