Movie Matinees

On Wednesday, September 6, at 1:30 we will be showing the film, The Zookeeper’s Wife.  Based on the best- selling book, the film tells the true story of 1939 Poland and Antonina Zabinska and her husband as they successfully run the Warsaw Zoo until the country is invaded by the Nazis.  The couple begins working covertly with the Resistance and using the zoo’s tunnels and cages to save families from the Nazis.

            A United Kingdom will be shown on Wednesday, September 13, at 1:30, another film based on a true story.  It tells of a forbidden love between the king of Botswana and a white English woman in the 1940’s just as apartheid was introduced into South Africa.  Their decision to marry caused an international uproar but their determination changed the course of African history.

            Megan Leavey is the movie planned for Tuesday, September 19 matinee (Please note the change of day). The film is based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injured them, putting their fate in jeopardy. (Amazon)

Brad Pitt stars in The Lost City of Z, the matinee for September 27.  The film tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th Century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. (Amazon)