13
Apr
2017
Washington
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, N.W., Entrance on E Street
METRO: Metro Center
Washington, DC, DC  20004
United States
Dear Rotary Movie Fans -- 
 
       Please join us Thursday, April 13, 2017, for the 22nd Ed O'Brien ROTARY MOVIE NIGHT featuring "The Zookeeper's Wife" starring  Jessica Chastain.   
 
Film:    The Zookeeper's Wife
                   
Date:     2nd Thursday, APRIL 13, 2017
 
Time:     Meet at 6:30 PM in the lobby pick up tickets; Movie starts at 7:00 PM
 
Where:    Landmark E Street Theatre, 11th & E Streets, NW 
                                METRO:  Metro Center
 
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SUMMARY:  The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who secretly helped save hundreds of Jewish people and animals during the German invasion in 1939 Poland.  The Zookeeper’s Wife is a  real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II.   
     In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain ( Zero Dark Thirty and The Help) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. 
     When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned—and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of Captain America). 
     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. 
     Written by Angela Workman (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan), based on the international bestselling book by Diane Ackerman. 
     Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country).
 
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (PG13)-- 2 hrs, 6 mins
RELEASE:   03/31/2017
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