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The Keeper – Watch it at Home
March 13 @ 7:00 pm
A decorated ex-Nazi paratrooper plays for redemption on the soccer field in this rousing and romantic drama, based on a true story.
Released from a British prisoner-of-war camp, Bert Trautmann’s goalkeeping skills secure him a position on the Manchester City team, where he catches the eye of the club manager’s daughter Margaret. But his arrival also arouses the post-war ire of fans, many of them Jewish. With unexpected support from a local rabbi, Trautmann wins over his critics, famously playing the 1956 FA Cup Final with a broken neck. Unbeknownst to him was that his greatest challenge was yet to come.
Featuring a sympathetic lead performance by David Kross (Steven Speilberg’s War Horse), this magnificent epic speaks to the power of sports to unite. (Note from Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.)
Co-sponsored by Betsey and Malcolm Freedman
DRAMA | 2018 | 119 MINUTES
UNITED KINGDOM | ENGLISH AND GERMAN WITH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY MARCUS H. ROSENMÜLLER
(Link available for 48 hours)