Matinee Film: The Zookeeper's Wife

movie stillIn 1939 Poland, Antonina (Jessica Chastain) and her husband (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

"True to form, Caro seems unbound by her audience’s expectations of a WWII picture; she delivers a singular, thrilling portrait, filled with surprises and moving performances."--April Wolfe, Village Voice

Directed by Niki Caro. Theatrically released in 2017. 127 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Date:
Thursday Jul 20, 2017
Time:
1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
Contact:
Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316   
Location:
Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)

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