At the Movie with One Life

Movie theater, One Life Movie, Snapshots from life post

I came across an inspiring and touching story at a place I haven’t been to very often lately.  Yep, the Movies.  Since there’s a teenager in the house hold we (self and husband) usually hear if there’s a movie of interest out!  It had been a looooong time since we were tempted to go. An unexpected free evening had me scrolling through the offerings without much hope, but I saw one that sounded promising.

This movie lived up to its promise. It’s called One Life.

The story is that of Nicholas Winton and those who work with him to rescue (mainly) Jewish children from Czechoslovakia before the border is closed by the Nazis.  It shows the impact on Nicholas’ life not only during the event, but later in his life.

The theater was far from full as we took our seats, which is unusual on a Friday night.  I thought how nice it was not to be packed in.

As the story unfolded, empty as the theater was, it wasn’t long before it became apparent there probably wasn’t a dry eye in the audience.  We were all quietly sniffling.  The story was told in a way that was very relatable, solidly real. At the end of the movie, as the closing credits ran, it became very quiet and no one moved.  We didn’t know each other, but for a moment it felt like everyone scattered around the theater was pausing and sharing their opened hearts.  We sat in the moment.  When people finally began to stand up, and I also stood up to go, I looked around at the empty seats and kept thinking, “What a pity.  It’s too bad the seats weren’t filled.  The seats should have been filled.”

I wanted to share that feeling with more people. So I have!  If you haven’t already seen it, maybe you could see it now.


This Abibliophobe