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Free film Friday at Fairfield library

Jul 11, 2017

The Fairfield Public Library will present another free film Friday.

The movie is a 2017 war drama based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Diane Ackerman, recounting the rescue of Jews from the Nazi invasion of Poland. It is 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 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.

The movie is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.

The film runs for 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited.

Donations for the free film and organic popcorn help the library to renew its movie licenses.

For the movie title and more information, go to the library’s calendar at www2.youseemore.com/fairfield/.

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