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New Meetup: Berlin '36

From: Alain B.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:24 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Washington International and Independent Cinema!

What: Berlin '36

When: Thursday, December 9,[masked]:00 PM

Where: AFI Silver Spring
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please buy your ticket online at or, or by calling[masked]-8497.

The problem for German high jumper Gretel Bergmann (played by award-winning Karoline Herfurth), a top contender for the gold medal at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games, was that she was Jewish. To prevent her from winning a medal, yet appease Americans threatening a boycott if Jewish athletes were barred from competing, the Nazis sabotaged her training by bringing an unknown rival high jumper with a big secret onto the team. The film, inspired by the real-life story, explores the tenuous and most unusual friendship that developed between these two outsiders who found themselves united by very difficult circumstances.

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