July 15, 2017 –
- They gave all they had to save all they could.
Graeme Tuckett 4 Stars "Niki Caro's tale is a rousingly good film."
Whale Rider director Niki Caro teams up with two-time Oscar-nominee Jessica Chastain (The Martian) for this adaptation of Diane Ackerman's best-selling novel.
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 (Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), ran the Warsaw Zoo.
Between 1939 and 1945, Antonina and Jan Zabinski saved an estimated 300 people from almost certain death in the Warsaw Ghetto.
After the German invasion, they invented a ruse that would allow Jan to employ workers from the imprisoned Jewish population, who could then be spirited away under the cover of forged papers.
The Zabinskis used the empty buildings of the zoo, which had been bombed in the Nazi's blitzkrieg attack on Warsaw, to hide and shelter their charges.
Directed by Niki Caro ('Whale Rider', 'North Country', 'McFarland, USA')
Starring Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Anna Rust, Goran Kostić
Written by Angela Workman (based on the novel of the same name by Diane Ackerman)
Drama, True Story & Biography, War, Historical | 127 mins M Violence | USA
Our theatre is cosy and inviting. 2K Digital Projection with Dolby 5.1 Audio.
Our volunteers open the theatre doors and box office 30 minutes before the start time of each session.
Door sales are available from 30 minutes before the start of each session. If you want to check if seats are available phone 825 0023, from 30 minutes before the start of each session.
There are no allocated seats. Arrive early to get the seat that's right for you from our eclectic collection of couches, reception and other chairs.
There is a cafe with juice, Bundaberg drinks, popcorn plus yummy food on sale. For licensed sessions wine and beer is available.
Pay at the door by cash or EFTPOS.
The office is usually open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 2pm for pre-purchase of tickets.
We prefer that reserves are made using the web reservation system as shown below. Or you can phone 825 0023 and leave a message or email [email protected]
We accept online reserve requests up to 1 pm on the day of screening– provided the session isn’t already full.
Online reserves must be paid for in the time from 30 minutes before the start of a session to 15 minutes before the start.
From 15 minutes before the start they will be resold if the session is full.
Online ticket sales for this event are closed.