Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Would you like to see Sookie ( Anna Paquin) ??You can if you live in Ft Scott , Kansas !

Downtown Fort Scott will be the site of a Hollywood-style movie premiere next month.

The world premiere of the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler," which tells the story of the Polish-born heroine and social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main St.

Tickets for the event, which are free of charge, have been highly sought-after by the public since the announcement late last week that the event would be conducted in Fort Scott, according to Norm Conard, the director of the Lowell Milken Center and one of the founders of the student-driven "Life in a Jar" project that focuses on Sendler's life and heroic efforts.

"We had 150 reservations by Saturday morning," Conard said. "There's a lot of interest in it."

While Sendler's story has drawn the interest of news and media outlets across the nation and the globe over the last decade, the Hallmark-produced film will mark the first time that her story has been used as the basis for a feature film. A few documentaries about Sendler and the "Life in a Jar" project have been produced in Europe, Conard said.

The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, which was filmed in Latvia in northern Europe, will air on television on the CBS Network on April 19.

The film stars Anna Paquin as Sendler; Marcia Gay Harden as Sendler's mother, Janina; Nathaniel Parker as Dr. Majkowski, the head of Warsaw's Department of Health who helped Sendler obtain important resources for her mission; and Goran Visnijic as Stefan, a former university friend of Sendler who was Jewish and with whom Sendler fell in love with when she began her clandestine work in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope she is still going to make the trueblood panel on April 13th. There could be an Emmy 2 years in a row for Anna!(this year TB, this tv movie)

Rom said...

Sorry the facts are wrong regarding Stephen and Anna. Stephen and Anna started dating shortly after they auditioned for their parts on True Blood back in the Spring of 2007. Therefore, they have been a couple for over 2 years now and have have been living together for a year and a half. They ANNOUNCED that they are a couple this past February. I wished the original People article had all their facts correct before they published it because so many publications are printing their misinformation. Some sites are publishing the correct information because they at least took the time to research the story before rushing to get it published. Congratulations to the both of them and wishing them a lifetime of happiness and never-ending love between the two of them!
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