Event Details

Location: Leawood, KS

Harvard Business School Club of Kansas City

Please join us for a talk by Adam Aron, CEO, and a screening on April 12th

The Zookeeper’s Wife
“True to form, [Director] Caro seems unbound by her audience’s expectations of a WWII picture; she delivers a singular, thrilling portrait, filled with surprises and moving performances.”  LA Weekly       

When: April 12th, Wednesday.  6-6:30 pm, arrive.  6:30, talk begins.  7:00, film begins.

Where:  AMC Town Center 20, Leawood

Speaker: Adam Aron, CEO

Cost: Discounted ticket price — $8.50/person (popcorn provided by AMC)

Questions/More Information: Marc Kuemmerlein at marckuemmerlein@gmail.com

Guests welcome. When you come to the theater, please just say you’ve come to the Harvard Business School screening, and you will be shown where to go. You may pay through Paypal (see below) or when you come to the theater and check in, either way.

Adam Aron, CEO, will be our speaker.  Prior to this, it was uncertain whether he would be in town, but his schedule now allows him to attend. Mr. Aron (MBA) has dramatically changed AMC during his first year as CEO, and he will be offering his perspectives on the company, the industry and the film.

Based on the international bestseller by poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman, the film tells the true story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski (Academy award winner Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh) who saved lives in Warsaw during World War II.  In 1965, Israel recognized Antonina and Jan Zabinski as “Righteous Among the Nations” at the Yad Vashem memorial.

Reviews of the book:

The Zookeeper’s Wife is a groundbreaking work of nonfiction, in which the human relationship to nature is explored in an absolutely original way through looking at the Holocaust. A few years ago, ‘nature’ writers were asking themselves, How can a book be at the same time a work of art, an act of conscientious objection to the destruction of the world, and an affirmation of hope and human decency? The Zookeeper’s Wife answers this question.” — Kathleen Dean Moore, Orion Book Award committee chairperson.

“Diane Ackerman has surpassed even herself in her latest book, which is alternatingly funny, moving, and terrifying. This powerful thriller would be a great novel — except that it is true.” — Jared Diamond

“An exemplary work of scholarship and an ‘ecstasy of imagining.’” — Booklist

• RSVPs via e-mail appreciated; seating will be limited; but you’re welcome to come if you haven’t RSVPed until late and seating comes available. Just let me know.   Marc Kuemmerlein   Email Marc by Clicking Here