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Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:30 am
Duration: 2 Hours

(1998) Bittersweet comic fable in which an Italian Jewish bookseller (Roberto Benigni) uses his imagination to convince his little son that their grim existence in a Nazi concentration camp is just an elaborate contest and that they are sure to win the grand prize. Also co-written and directed by Benigni, the story starts off as a slapstick comedy with the young man courting his future wife, then midway becomes a touchingly human story of a parent’s irrepressible determination to protect his child from terror and misery. Theme of genocide. (A-II -- adults and adolescents) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned) Showtime (cable)