Overview

Special Event:  
Pre-show DJ + dancing. Serving truffle popcorn + mocktails 

In Person: March 2

In this vivid, stirring portrait of an incredible true story, two-time Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins gives an intensely moving performance as Sir Nicholas Winton, a humble, mild-mannered British stockbroker who helped rescue hundreds of Jewish children from Europe on the verge of the Second World War, an act of compassion that was almost forgotten for 50 years. In 1938, Nicholas “Nicky” Winton (played in flashbacks by Johnny Flynn) became increasingly unsettled by news of what was happening. After a spur-of-the-moment decision to join friends in Prague to help growing numbers of refugees, his life changed forever—as did the lives of hundreds of Jewish children facing the threat of Hitler’s regime. Resolving to take whatever action he could, Winton returned to London to recruit his indefatigable mother (played by the wondrous Helena Bonham Carter) for what would become years of fundraising and fighting bureaucracy in order to transport children to safety in the UK. For this, he became known as the “British Schindler” and was later knighted by in 2003. Winner of the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2024 Audience Award. Special Guest: Opening Night welcome by the film’s director or producer (recorded).


Director Bio: View on IMDB 

James Hawes is an award-winning British and American television director. His work ranges from high-end period pieces to prime-time adventures, including the re-launch of “Doctor Who,” episodes of “Black Mirror” and “Raised by Wolves,” and the entire first season of “Slow Horses.” In 2010, Hawes received a BAFTA best director nomination for “Enid,” a biopic starring Helena Bonham Carter about the celebrated children’s book author Enid Blyton. 

Sponsors:  
Deborah and Doug Rosen 

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