The Zookeeper’s Wife

2017 – Drama


  • $6.00


September 1

  • 1:00pm
  • 7:00pm

September 2

  • 7:00pm

September 6

  • 7:00pm


Winner of Audience Choice Award at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival

“Niki Caro breaks out of the genre and emerges with a truly moving and original film. She uses the familiar structure of survival and rescue, but her focus is on the mechanics of cruelty itself in an unlikely setting.” – The New Republic

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 (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), 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 (Daniel Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). 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.

Genre: Drama      Rating: PG-13     Runtime: 126 min      Language: English

Sponsored by: The Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Foundation