Friday, September 27, 2013 > 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 > 2 p.m. + 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 29, 2013 > 2 p.m.
Woodland Theater of Davies Center
Schindler’s List presents the true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) — German businessman, Nazi party member, womanizer, war profiteer, and unlikely humanitarian who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes costar. Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, the film won an exceptional number of honors including seven British Academy Awards; the Best Picture Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Society of Film Critics, the National Board of Review, the Producers Guild, the Los Angeles Film Critics, the Chicago, Boston and Dallas Film Critics; a Christopher Award; and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe Awards.
"The movie is 184 minutes long, and like all great movies, it seems too short," wrote film critic Roger Ebert, who selected Schindler's List as one of his Great Movies. "Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and employ Jews at starvation wages. His goal was to become a millionaire. By the end of the war, he had risked his life and spent his fortune to save those Jews and had defrauded the Nazis for months with a munitions factory that never produced a single usable shell. Why did he change? What happened to turn him from a victimizer into a humanitarian? It is to the great credit of Steven Spielberg that his film Schindler’s List does not even attempt to answer that question. … In this movie, the best he has ever made, Spielberg treats the fact of the Holocaust and the miracle of Schindler’s feat without the easy formulas of fiction."
Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or an International Film Society membership. Community members may buy an individual IFS membership for $4; a family membership costs $10. The annual memberships are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby.
United States 1993
Rated R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence
Directed by Steven Spielberg