The Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm presents The Yearling Movie Celebrates 75 Years with Claude Jarman, Jr.
Showing of The Yearling, based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and starring Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman and Claude Jarman, Jr., followed by an on stage interview with Claude Jarman, Jr., who played Jody in the motion picture. Much of the movie was filmed in the Florida scrub in what is now called the Ocala National Forest. Among the memories that Jarman will share are those of the Florida filming. (Jarman’s recently published autobiography will be on sale and available for signing at the event.) The motion picture will be shown at 1:30 p.m., followed by the interview. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.
Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman star in this family drama about a young boy whose pet deer threatens his family’s farm. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time.