The Ellis County Czech Heritage Society will show the Czech language film, “All My Loved Ones” at the Ennis Public Library Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.
New York Times writer Dave Kehr describes “All My Loved Ones” as “powerful, emotional and of moral importance, commanding attention.”
Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times says the film is “heart-wrenching.” The story line covers the Silberstein family, beginning in the year 1938 while Czechoslovakia is a free nation and continues until the onset of World War II.
The movie is based on a true story and deals with daily life as it becomes more intolerable and a young stockbroker from England, Nicholas Winton, and his determination to save as many of the Czech Jewish children as possible from the Nazis.
“By turns this movie is loving and then painful, but the final moments, which pay tribute to the real Nicholas Winton, are as powerful as anything you will see on film this year,” society member Elaine Gallagher said.
There is no charge for admission. The community is invited to attend. Enter the library’s learning center through the back doors of the building.