THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

7:00PM: Cinema Chat with Andy (Auditorium 4 Only)

7:10PM: Introduction, Auditorium 4

7:10PM: Introduction, Auditorium 5

7:30PM: THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, Auditoriums 4 & 5

Discussion will follow screening in Auditorium 4

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime.

Through the lens of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined. The imagined story of Bruno and Shmuel sheds light on the brutality, senselessness and devastating consequences of war from an unusual point of view. Together, their tragic journey helps recall the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust.

Directed by Mark Herman (LITTLE VOICE, BRASSED OFF) and adapted from the best selling book of the same name by John Boyne, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS stars Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend and Jim Norton. A Miramax Release, it opens commercially in San Diego on November 14th.

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material involving the Holocaust

Running Time: 94 Minutes

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