To start the SWAN Day celebrations on March 25, there is a very special screening of THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE thanks to Focus Features and Allied THA. After the screening, we will be joined by Director Niki Caro and Screenwriter Angela Workman for a Q&A moderated by Catherine Wyler.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Noon Screening with Q&A to follow moderated by Catherine Wyler
E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW (Metro Center)
To get tickets, please click here. Use the code WIFVDC if prompted.
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned - and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). 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.
Director: Niki Caro (NORTH COUNTRY, WHALE RIDER, McFARLAND, USA)
Writer: Angela Workman (WAR BRIDE), based on nonfiction book by Diane Ackerman
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Bruhl
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE in theaters March 31
Run time: 126 mins
Women in Film and Video Present A Special Screening Invitation: THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE
Thursday, March 16, 2017