Cinema J: One Life

Cinema J: One Life

May 7, 2024
7:00 PM

Purchase Tickets
English | Docudrama | UK, 2023 | 110 minutes

Tuesday, May 7 | 7:00 PM | $12
Kreeger Auditorium, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD

In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Cinema J will be screening ‘One Life’ starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter.

The true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realized it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed? Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It’s not until a live BBC television show, ‘That’s Life’, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades. With riveting performances by the extraordinary Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Flynn, ‘One Life’ is an enthralling movie that tugs at the heart-strings.

Questions? Contact Frieda or Lindsay at 301-348-3832, or email

All Bender JCC programs are open to everyone. Contact Kate Falls, Director of Inclusion, at or 301.348.3767 to discuss support and accommodations.