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Film: Nicky's Family (Nickyho rodina)

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June 13, 2012, 8 pm - The Avalon Theatre willl screen Nicky's Family, a dramatic story that reveals the Kindertransports and Nicholas Winton who rescued 669 children.

Nicky's Family (Nickyho rodina)
2011, 96 min., in EnglishDIR: Matej Mináč

Synopsis: In 1939, Nicholas Winton single-handedly organized Kindertransports that took 669 children from Prague through Hitler's Germany to safety in Great Britain. The film shows the complete dramatic story of the rescue operation as seen from the point of view of the rescued children, utilizing reconstructed scenes that illustrate Winton's and the children's accounts. Besides the children, now in their 70s, the main narrative of the film is also narrated by Sir Nicholas Winton himself. Joe Schlesinger, a CBC reporter (and one of the rescued children), together with Christiane Amanpour, chief CNN correspondent, guide viewers through the film and present how the motives of good and evil influence one's life.

Festivals and Awards (selection): Won the Audience Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2011).

Location: The Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Tickets: Purchase tickets at the box office or online at www.theavalon.org. For more information, call the box office at (202) 966-3464, or to hear general information about films playing at the Avalon, call (202) 966-6000.

About the Lions of Czech Film Series: This marks the sixth year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre to present the Lions of Czech Film Series. This film series gives the Washington, DC, community an opportunity to view Czech films that are popular hits in Europe and have received numerous honors and awards at film festivals. Most of the films have received the prestigious Czech Lion Award, the Czech equivalent of an Academy Award. All of the films have limited distribution in the United States. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the nation’s capital.

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