Cinemark Classic Series: Schindler's List


Schindler's list

100% of proceeds will be donated to the USC Shoah Foundation

 




Day/Time: Sunday June 23 @ 2pm

Location: Downtown Walnut Creek Century 14

Meeting Location: Look for Bev, who is hosting the event outside of the box office.

 


Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews who've been herded into Krakow's ghetto by Nazi troops, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force. For Stern, a job in a war-related plant could mean survival for himself and the other Jews working for Schindler. However, in 1942, all of Krakow's Jews are assigned to the Plaszow Forced Labor Camp, overseen by Commandant Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes), an embittered alcoholic who occasionally shoots prisoners from his balcony. Schindler arranges to continue using Polish Jews in his plant, but, as he sees what is happening to his employees, he begins to develop a conscience. He realizes that his factory (now refitted to manufacture ammunition) is the only thing preventing his staff from being shipped to the death camps. Soon Schindler demands more workers and starts bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee lists and out of the camps. By the time Germany falls to the allies, Schindler has lost his entire fortune -- and saved 1,100 people from likely death. Schindler's List was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won seven, including Best Picture and a long-coveted Best Director for Spielberg, and it quickly gained praise as one of the finest American movies about the Holocaust. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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  • David S

    Yes, as powerful and moving as I remember when it was new. Small crowd but nice and quiet to concentrate on the film. Thought provoking. Thanks Bev for posting this and hosting the event.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good!

    June 24, 2013

  • Timothy H.

    Hey, can we have a meal together before the film or after through all the tears?

    June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See comment I just posted.

      June 22, 2013

    • Timothy H.

      Okay, I guess it's dinner rather that lunch...

      June 22, 2013

  • Isabela

    I like seeing movies in Walnut Creek.

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me, too!! Anytime!

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dinner is fine with me. Tender Greens is down the street, and has great salads and dinners. All food is locally grown. Meals about 11 tp 12 dollars. See y'all tomorrow.

    June 22, 2013

  • David S

    Want to see this again- It was very emotional seeing it when new.
    Will be part of a busy day for me.

    June 19, 2013

  • Shirley M.

    Unfortunately have a conflict. Looking forward to the next one.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Cinemark

    May 28, 2013

  • CCCinephiles Organizers changed the time from 7:00 PM to 1:45 PM

    May 28, 2013

  • CCCinephiles Organizers changed the date and time to Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    May 28, 2013

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