We are delighted to announce that our 18th Annual Woodley House Movie Benefit will present Universal Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Washington, DC premiere of ‘UNBROKEN’, directed by Angelina Jolie. Based on the book of the same name by Washingtonian Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit), this is the true story of Louis Zamperini … a world-class runner at USC and member of the US Olympic team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics who joined the military and served as a bombardier in the South Pacific during World War II. A tale of survival, resilience and redemption, Louis endured living on a raft in the middle of the ocean after being shot down by enemy aircraft, only to be ‘rescued’ by the Japanese and sent to a prison camp to experience even greater challenges … but he survived. He was a remarkable man and through almost overwhelming adversity, he remained ‘unbroken’. Louis died this past summer at the age of 97.
This should be a tremendous film and we are so proud to be presenting its premiere on Wednesday, December 17th at the AMC Loews Uptown Theater (it will open nationwide on Christmas Day). A special pre-screening reception will be held at Spices across from the theater, starting at 5:30 pm, with the screening to begin at 7:30 pm. The Movie Benefit is Woodley House’s one major fundraiser of the year and raises significant funds that go directly to our programs to help local residents with mental health problems work toward recovery and greater independence.
Please click here to purchase tickets or make a donation. For any questions, please contact Linda Meixner at Woodley House (firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-506-3102).
We so hope you will join us for this special event … the perfect way to start the holiday season!
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