Detroit Film Theatre


NICKY'S FAMILY

Friday, April 19, 2013 – Sunday, April 21, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre

(Czech Republic/Slovakia/2012—directed by Matej Minác)

Nicholas Winton, now 102 years old, is an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just prior to the outbreak of World War II. For more than half a century Winton didn’t speak of these events, but when his wife discovered a suitcase in the attic that was full of documents and transit plans, his extraordinary history came to light. Subsequently Winton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives, and hundreds of thousands of children the world over – including 120,000 in the Czech Republic alone – have signed petitions to award Winton the Nobel Prize. Today the descendants of the children he saved number more than 6,000; his priceless legacy has been superbly recalled in this lovingly crafted portrait of one of the world’s most modest yet precious heroes. Nicky's Family was awarded the prestigious 2012 Archive Award from the British Film Institute. In English. (96 min.)

“Anything that is not actually impossible can be done.” –Nicholas Winton

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Friday, April 19 at 7:00 and 9:30 PM
 
Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 and 9:30 PM
 
Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 and 4:30 PM