Join Kelly the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of cinematic gems you may have missed. Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event.
April 20 | May 18 | June 15 | July 20 | August 17
Thursday, July 20 – The Zookeeper’s Wife
Join the Library at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of The Zookeeper’s Wife, 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 and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, 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. 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. This film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.
(2016, Rated PG-13, Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes)
Join the Library at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of The Lost City of Z. At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case. This film is rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity.
(2016, Rated PG-13, Running time: 2 hours, 21 minutes)