Cinémas Palme D’Or in Palm Desert presents an exclusive engagement of the documentary film “Nicky’s Family.” This film tells the story of Nicholas Winton, often referred to as the “The British Schindler.” Get a free copy of the book “Nicholas Winton’s Lottery of Life” with every ticket purchased during this opening weekend.
“Nicky’s Family,” is the story of “Nicholas Winton, an Englishman (today 102 years old) organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn’t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by the Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed.”
“Winton’s story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. They think up various charity projects and even help in the saving of lives of undernourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa. 120,000 children in the Czech Republic signed a petition to award Nicholas Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dozens of Winton’s “children” have been found and to this day his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things themselves. It is incredible that all these people live due to the heroic deeds of one man – Sir Nicholas Winton.” Written by Matej Minac
“Nicky’s Family” is not rated and has a run-time of 1 hour and 36 minutes. See here for my review: REVIEW
Cinemas Palme D’or is located at the Westfield Shopping Plaza at 72840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA (see map)
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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones and no texting, please don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com