Film Screening for Holocaust Remembrance

April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Eisenhower Presidential Library
200 S E 4th St
Abilene, KS 67410
Samantha Kenner

A film screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife is the focus of April’s Evenings at Ease program. The program is Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium.

The movie features the real-life story of the Warsaw zookeepers who became heroes to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabińska (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When Germany invades their country, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). 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. Antonina put herself and even her children at great risk. Based on the book by Diane Ackerman.

This free public program includes popcorn and is held in partnership with the Arts Council of Dickinson County.