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WIN TICKETS TO THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE SPECIAL PREVIEW – APRIL 18, 2017 6:30PM

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Roadshow Films are offering 10 AJGS members the chance to win a double pass to a special, invitation only preview screening of The Zookeeper's Wife.
Simply email us with your name to be in the running.
The first 10 emails received will win a double pass.
Competition closes April 9, 2017. Winners will be notified via email.

When: 6:30pm Tuesday April 18, 2017
Where: Dendy Opera Quays, Circular Quay, Sydney.

The Zookeeper's Wife is based on the true story of Antonina Żabińska, a  working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during WWII.

Jessica Chastain plays Antonina Żabiński Credit: Anne Marie Fox / Focus Features

1938, Poland: Anotinina (Jessica Chastain) and her husband Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh) run the popular Warsaw Zoo. When the Nazi's invade the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Golden Globe Award nominee Daniel Brühl) envisions a new, selective breeding program for the zoo.

Antonina and her family fight back, covertly working with the Resistance. They realise their zoo’s abandoned animal cages and underground tunnels, originally designed to safeguard animal life, can now secretly safeguard human life. As the couple puts into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, Antonina places herself and even her children at great risk.

Credit: Anne Marie Fox / Focus Features

The Zookeeper's Wife is directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country). The screenplay was written by Angela Workman, adapted from Diane Ackerman’s nonfiction book of the same name, which was in turn based on Antonina’s own diaries.

The Zookeeper's Wife opens in cinemas around Australia on May 4, 2017.