The Zookeeper's Wife, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Diane Ackerman, tells story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, the Zabinskis 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 her family at great risk.
Following the 6:45 p.m. screening at FOX EAST, Jewish Federation of Reading will host a free post-film discussion with Dr. Jennifer Koosed, Albright College Professor of Religious Studies.
Tickets (General - $9.50, Seniors - $6.75, Children - $6.50) can be purchased in advance at foxshowtimes.com and at the FOX EAST box office during regular business hours or on the day of the event.
Can't make the special event? The Zookeeper's Wife opens at FOX EAST on April 14 with daily showings.