'Defiance' Comes to Sunrise Theater
The Sunrise Theater's Sunflix Series is presenting the film "Defiance" through April 13.
The film stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, and Tomas Arana, and is directed by Edward Zwick. Rated R, it runs just over two hours.
The year is 1941, and the setting is Nazi-occupied Poland. The "final solution" is in full effect, and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being slaughtered wholesale. Tuvia (Craig), Zus (Schreiber), and Asael (Bell) have miraculously managed to escape into the dense surrounding forest.
Having played in these woods since childhood, the brothers have a distinct advantage over their adversaries, and soon decide that simply surviving is not enough. In order to make a difference, they must take action, but in order to take action they will need support. As whispers of their bravery take wind, others like them appear determined to lay their lives on the line for the cause of freedom.
Tuvia has become the de facto leader of the group, but he's still somewhat reluctant to take on such a heavy responsibility, and his brother Zus expresses concern that his idealistic plan will ultimately bring about the group's downfall. With winter setting in, everyone works to create a functioning community that will help them endure the frigid months that lie ahead, and Asael reluctantly finds himself caught in the crossfire of his older siblings' rivalry. Is it possible to keep faith alive in a time when the world seems devoid of humanity and survival becomes a way of life? This film is based on a true story.
The historical Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad Street in Southern Pines. Tickets for the evening shows are $7 for adults, $6 for matinees. This showing begins on Thursday, April 9, and continues through Monday, April 13. Matinees are at 2:30 Saturday and Sunday and each evening at 7:30. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available. All Sunrise Theater movies are commercial-free.
For more information, contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.
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