November 4, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Zookeeper’s Wife
(Drama, Czech Republic, 127 min., 2017, rated PG-13).
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Warsaw, the Germans are beginning to make their presence felt. Under those circumstances, a young couple continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo. But, as the German Luftwaffe hammer the Polish capital, the zoo is liquidated for the war effort and many of its animals tragically perished. The zoo will now serve as a sanctuary where Antonina, the humanist veterinarian, and Jan set in motion a formidable plan to hide 300 persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight until safe houses are found.
The St. Andrews Film Society will screen this 2017 production, rated PG-13, on Sunday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Theatre in Saint Andrews. Screening time is 127 minutes. All are welcome and admission is free, although donations are always welcome to help us with our expenses.