The public is invited to enjoy Part I of the critically acclaimed mini-series, “John Adams” on Sunday, June 26 at Mission Viejo City Hall. Attendees will also receive a pocket Constitution that includes the Declaration of Independence in modern English.
The PG-13 film, which airs at 2 p.m., is sponsored by the City’s Community of Character Committee. The movie coincides with June’s character trait of “citizenship.”
Based on the book “John Adams” by David McCullough, Part I focuses on Founding Fathers Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin as they lead the colonies to the American Revolution. Part II will be screened on Sunday, July 17.
The winner of more Emmy awards than any other miniseries as well as four Golden Globe awards, the biopic stars Paul Giamatti as John Adams and Laura Linney as Abigail Adams.
Character educator Elaine Portnoy and history teacher Bob Hayes will lead a brief discussion following the film, which will be shown on a theater-size screen with theater-style seating and surround-sound at 200 Civic Center, just across from the Mission Viejo Library.
For more information about this free event, call 949-470-3094.