I have a super fun and exciting announcement! Please follow me on social media this week as I fly out to New York to cover the press junket of Focus Features newest film, The Zookeeper’s Wife! Many of you have probably read the book and heard of the amazing story of the Zookeeper’s Wife. I believe in the value of life and this movie tells history, story, and bravery! I get to screen the film and be a part of the interviews!
I am can’t wait to tell you what I think of the film and share my experience with all of you! I know that during my trip I will be interviewing Jessica Chastain.
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 (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). 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.