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Movie Matinee - The Pianist (2002)

June 12, 2013

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Join us for a classic movie every Wednesday morning.

This week's movie is: The Pianist (2002). This film is the true story of the tragic life of brilliant Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman.  He managed to escape deportation to a Nazi concentration camp and instead hid out in the Warsaw ghetto from 1939 – 1945.  He survived the horrors of the conditions by losing himself in his music.  He is finally aided by a German officer, but he must literally use his music to save his life.

Starring Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman.  Focus Features; Directed by Roman Polanski. Rated R; 150 minutes.

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