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7/14/2017
Free Film - Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife is a 2017 war drama film directed by Niki Caro and written by Angela Workman, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Diane Ackerman, recounting the rescue of Jews from the Nazi invasion. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton and Daniel Brühl.

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan 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. 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. .

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.)

Genre: Drama

Length: 2h 7min

Doors open at 7:00pm; free film begins at 7:30pm. Please arrive early as seating is limited. As always, your donations for the free film & organic popcorn help the library to renew its movie licenses.

Fairfield Public Library

Please send any inquires to the attention of Jan at: circ@fairfield.lib.ia.us