The world had NO CLUE… about what was ~really~ happening behind the gates of a ZOO….๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ…

The **strength** of this film is possible because of the **softness** of the leading female character… in “The Zoo keepers wife…” 

Jessica Chastain is such a #lovely person! ๐Ÿ˜„ ~But let me tell you….. her latest #performance in #thezookeeperswife is #riveting !!!! 

She has undeniable #starpower ๐ŸŒŸin this #film !!! โ˜๐ŸฝAnd #speaking of #stars… #fans have already given her and this #movie #fivestars โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ #Yay !!!!  

Jessica’s character “Antonina” is demure… and so delicate …….

 -but- she exudes #incredible #strength and #power!

You will be #speechless — ๐Ÿ˜ถ — 

The outside #world had absolutely NO #idea ….about what was happening behind those #zoo #gates ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ and YOU need to make tracks…. ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃto your closest #theater to see it… to believe it!

It’s 1939…. in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland… homeland of Antonina and her husband, Dr. Jan ลปabiล„ski.

Fiercely devoted to one another… in a very loving marriage..๐Ÿ’ the couple also work well as professional partners…

The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship… 


and Antonina’s care…. she’s like an “animal whisperer....” 

All Creatures large…and small…love… and trust her..

Antonina rises with the sun… โ˜€๏ธevery morning.. to tend to both her family and their cherished collection of animals…

๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ…

She’s there…to open the gates of their majestic zoo.. with a warm welcome…to guests.  She moves quickly around the property on her bicycle…. animals not far behind.

As tensions rise… and world war war ll closes in on their happy existence… the sun… and smiles begin to fade… 

The couple is greatly distressed about what is happening around them… and could not help… but get involved… 

The images that you will see… will tear you apart.  This is a very dark history folks…-so brace yourselves-but don’t miss a moment!

After the September 1939 German invasion of Poland… the Zoo hosted Jewish refugees…smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto, hiding them in animal cages….. 

Gasp! ๐Ÿ˜ซ This wonderful world of animals…turns into a cold and dark story… But never fear! there is light…. at the end of the tunnel…..

This is one of the most dangerous… and well orchestrated plans you have EVER seen… Hundreds of lives were saved!!! 

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Nothing gets in the way… of saving “human” kind… and “animal” kind…

**********************************The Zoo keepers wife is a TRUE story…documented in a book, The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman.

The 2017 film… is based on the book…and Antonina’s journals… 

Jessica Chastain spoke with Antonina’s daughter “Therese” to get MORE inside information… She wanted personal details…to help in the development of the leading character…

Jessica asked her… “If she could imagine her mother as an animal… 

what animal would she be ???” Antonina’s daughter responded:

 ” A cat…” ๐Ÿˆ 


Absolutely… I thought to myself….
 I sat through the screening of this film thinking the very same thing…

 Antonina was soft… and likeable… but fiercely territorial… 

 (((with nine lives for sure…))) 

She was often forced to move fast… and think quickly… No matter what shocking…. or unsettling thing happened…she always managed to land on her feet!

 Jessica says it was  “magical” โœจ working with animals on this film. she got close with a mother wolf… and fed apples to an elephant.  

Oohhh!!! Here’s some more inside scoop….

Close to the beginning of film… there is an elephant birth… ๐Ÿ˜ I know… I know… you’re probably thinking: ” “How did they manage to create this scene????” ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธWell……….

Jessica says after discovering how much the elephant loved apples… ๐ŸŽ She hid them all around… to get the elephant interested in the intense scene… and come as close as possible to baby elephant puppet…

The Elephant wrapped her trunk around Jessica.. embracing her.. and covering her with tons of mucus…

***And It all worked out!!! creating an amazing scene ***

#wow! just incredible!

The Zoo Keepers wife… is an intense story… about an ordinary woman and her family…who made a huge difference in ***humanity!!!***

“They gave ALL  they had… to save ALL  they could….”

Women are really stepping up… to make sure these kind of stories are told.. now…in the world of Cinema…๐ŸŽฌ


**Show support on social media with #hashtag #52filmsbywomen 

also: #wif #womeninfilm #womeninflmla

To date….only 4% of the directors pool is female… and this film has a female director…

NIKI CARO  

…..and a large number of woman on ๐ŸŽฅ camera… and working behind the scenes…

Those in charge… say they simply hired the BEST people for the jobsโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

โœจโœจPresenting….โœจโœจ

The Zookeeper’s Wife Cast & Crew

โญ๏ธ JESSICA CHASTAIN, ANTONINA ลปABIลƒSKA

โญ๏ธ JOHAN HELDENBERGH, JAN ลปABIลƒSKI

โญ๏ธ DANIEL BRรœHL,  LUTZ HECK

โญ๏ธ MICHAEL McELHATTON, JERZYK

โญ๏ธIDDO GOLDBERG

MAURYCY FRAENKEL

โญ๏ธGORAN KOSTIฤ†

KINSZERBAUM

โญ๏ธ SHIRA HAAS,

URSZULA

โญ๏ธEfrat Dor as Magda Gross

โญ๏ธNIKI CARO, DIRECTOR

โญ๏ธ ANGELA WORKMAN, SCREEN WRITER

Executive Producers: 

Marc Butan

Michael Tollin 

Robbie  Tollin 

Jessica Chastain 

Mickey Liddell 

Kevan Van Rhompson 

Jennifer Monroe

Pete Shilaimon

Producers

 Jeff Abberley

Jamie Patricof 

Kim Zubick 

Diane Miller Levin 

Based on The Zookeeper’s Wife

by Diane Ackerman

Music by Harry Gregson-Williams

Cinematography Andrij Parekh

Edited by David Coulson

Productioncompany

Scion Films

Electric City Entertainment

Tollin Productions

Rowe/Miller Productions

Don’t miss this #drama!!!! You #mustsee @jessicachastain @focusfeatures #52filmsbywomen Oh!!! This #film is powered by a larger than usual #female #cast & #crew !!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ#yesssss !!!!!!

In case you were wondering…. The Warsaw zoo… remains open…until this very day.

-Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles and voice-over work. 

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with 

Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž or ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

Let “Sparkle-E” ๐Ÿ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

The #Spirited ๐ŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! ๐Ÿ‘ 

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On Art & History: An intriguing story about the early days of Tuskegee Airmen โœˆ๏ธ”Fly”

I was “thrilled” to catch a wonderful performance of #Fly -> by Ricardo Khan & Trey Ellis 
“Fly” โœˆ๏ธ is a staged reading about the first black pilots ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ซin the United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ military –also known as the #Tuskegee airmen. 

The play uses four characters– Chet, from Harlem, W.W., from Chicago; Oscar, from Iowa; and J. Allen, originally from the West Indies… who represent the varied backgrounds of the men who went through Tuskegee’s training. Not all graduating from flight school… or…surviving the war.

 This staged reading also features a fantastic all male cast.  Some of the actors portray white men- instructors and pilots– who questioned the idea of black pilots flying in America’s military.

The first African-American pilots were part of the 332nd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Forces.  These pilots  were known as the “Tuskegee Airmen” because the name was taken from TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA… location of the training school where they earned their wings.

A tap griot –accented the production with the artistic #expression of #dance !!! 

Omar Edwards keep the momentum “flying high” with his crafty tap dance moves…This form of movement worked extremely well in the storytelling process.

Other members of the outstanding cast of “Fly” include:

David Pegram

Robert Karma Robinson 

Terrell Wheeler

Yaegel Welch

Ross Cowen

Omar Edwards

Anthony Goes

Brandon Nagle 

The show took place Saturday, March 11,2017…at (nmaahc) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC  in the #oprahwinfrey #theater @nmaahc

The “Fly” stage cast members also perform year round for schools, and other special presentations all across the world! 

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance… and was pleased to see the show in one of the FINEST museums in the ๐ŸŒŽ WORLD… in “state of the art” theater named in honor of “Oprah Winfrey!!!!” 


The NMAAHC also includes artifacts, uniforms, photos and even a PLANE flown by the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen.

I’m very GLAD that TUSKEGEE AIRMEN have been HONORED in so many ways over the years… 

They experienced tremendous hardships to qualify for the flight program…graduate… and faithfully serve in the segregated armed forces. 

These men were sharp, smart and went over and beyond the call of duty to prove themselves… in each and every mission.

A conversation with the cast, and playwrights..followed the staged reading. 

It included Q& A’s… and more interesting details about the history of Tuskegee airman, cast members… and their interpretations of the characters they portrayed in the show. 

Two distinguished Tuskegee airmen attended the performance of “Fly” at NMAAHC…and were celebrated with a standing ovation from the audience.

In addition to films, and plays… Tuskegee airman have been honored with numerous awards, special locations named in their honor… and even a float in the Rosebowl parade!

Singing:๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ “Straighten up and fly right!!!” ๐ŸŽถ –and soar into the wide wide world of research!!! 

There are lots of other great documentaries, theatrical films, and historic videos available on TUSKEGEE AIRMEN.

You can also ๐Ÿ’ค zoooom โœˆ๏ธ into your local bookstore…and read MORE about these great American Heroes! Plenty of ๐Ÿ“š Books are out there… just waiting to land in your lap!

~Evette Dabney 

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles, announcing, reporting and voice-over work. 

Let “Sparkle-E” ๐Ÿ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION, PRODUCTIONS.. or SPECIAL EVENT…with aggressive marketing, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!
A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with EVETTE DABNEY /SAG-AFTRA 

Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com ๐Ÿ’Ž or ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

Media Maven ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป& Spirited Socialite ๐ŸŽ‰ on the MOVE!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! ๐Ÿ‘