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The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is coming back to town, and this year, it will be premiering a new movie starring Sir Anthony Hopkins.

The movie “One Life” tells the real-life story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a British stockbroker who orchestrated the resuce of hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis during the Holocaust in an operation dubbed “Czech Kindertransport.”

Winton never told anyone about his heroic act until 1988, when his wife found a scrapbook full of pictures and letters from the children he saved. Winton’s wife made his story known, and Winton was eventually invited onto the BBC program “That’s Life” where he was reunited with some of the children he saved.

Phoenix will become one of the first cities to show the film in the U.S.

Along with “One Life,” the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will be showing the documentary “Remembering Gene Wilder,” which chronicles the life of the late actor who starred in beloved classics like “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory,” “Blazing Saddles,” and our host Ted Simon’s favorite, “Young Frankenstein.”

This is the first year the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will be back in person since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival will run from Feb. 18 to March 3.

Tricia Beran, Co-Executive Director of the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

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