FILMS FROM THE UK, IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND NEW ZEALAND
February 15-22, 2024
Anthony Hopkins dominates a heady ensemble cast (Helena Bonham Carter, Jonathan Pryce and Johnny Flynn) as real-life humanitarian Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 600 Czech children destined for Nazi concentration camps and brought them to safety in Great Britain. Now known as “the British Schindler,” for decades his accomplishments were hidden as Winton avoided any kind of self-aggrandizement. The movie soars in the latter scenes when Hopkins brings the full force of his powers to portray Winton confronting his innate goodness and realizing the full weight of his accomplishments. “Hopkins display of unearthed emotion is rather shattering,” one critic writes, bringing down the house at festivals around the world.
UK 2024 (110 minutes)
Sponsor: Gerry and Fran Schall
Friday February 16, 2024 - 7:30 pm