Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny

The untold story of Winston Churchill!

Monday Mar. 21, 4:00PM

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Tickets: General Admission
$8/advance, $10/day of show, $7/Regent Members and Groups of 10+
phone/online orders include additional service charge

Full schedule:
Monday Mar. 21st at 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Tuesday Mar. 22nd at 7:30pm
Wednesday Mar. 23rd 4:00pm and 7:30pm
Thursday Mar. 24th 4:00pm and 7:30pm

Following the film there will be a special Q&A session with Daniel J. Moulton.  Member of The Churchill Centre and Museum at Churchill War Rooms, Chicago and London

Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny focuses on Winston Churchill’s years in the
political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for
Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. The film also focuses on his return to government
by the demand of the British people and his ascension to the Prime Minister’s office in
1940. As historian John Lukacs explains in the film, Winston Churchill did not win the
war in 1940. The war was won once the Americans and the Soviets entered the battle in
1941. But Lukacs points out that in 1940, the war could have been lost if it was not for
Churchill. Sir Martin Gilbert, historical consultant for the film and Winston Churchill’s
official biographer, theorizes that Western Civilization as we know it was saved by
Churchill during the period when he, alone among the world’s leaders, stood up to Hitler
and Nazism. He adds that had Churchill’s warnings about Nazi Germany’s racial policies
towards Jews been heeded in the early 1930’s, the Holocaust would never have occurred.

Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny examines why Winston Churchill’s legacy
continues to be relevant in the 21st century and explores why his leadership remains an
inspiration to current day political leaders and diplomats. Among those featured in the
film are Winston S. Churchill (his grandson and namesake), Celia Sandys (one of his
granddaughters), best selling author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, former combat
journalist Ralph Martin (best selling author of the biography of Churchill’s mother,
Jenny), and many eyewitnesses who survived the Battle of Britain. Featuring rare stills
and archival film footage, the documentary also includes newly filmed sequences at
Churchill’s country home, Chartwell, the War Cabinet Rooms, the Parliament, Dunkirk,
among other locations.