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Showing at the Crystal Theatre




 
 The Zookeeper's Wife


 Fri -Thur
Apr 21-27

  7:30
  (PG-13)  2 hrs
 

  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 Żabiński, 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.


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.

Cast includes Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl (Rush). Based on the non-fiction book  by Diane Ackerman.

Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider).

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Saturday Apr 22
5pm   
(PG-13)  1 hr 50 min

Drama based on actual events about a Prince from Botswana who causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.


Meeting at a dance in 1947, African law student and heir to the throne of Botswana, Prince Seretse Khama, and London office worker Ruth Williams share a love of jazz and an instant attraction. When they wed after a brief courtship, their interracial union sparks an international political crisis. The couple return to Africa so he can assume his royal duties, but their interracial marriage faces opposition from both Khama's family and neighboring South Africa, whose apartheid government leans on Britain to break up their union.

Cast includes Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo. 

" Well-acted, solidly crafted, and all-around worthy, A United Kingdom presents an absorbing look at a singular true-life love story. "- Critics Consensus.





 

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