Announcing a new Meetup for Washington International and Independent Cinema!What
: Berlin '36When
: Thursday, December 9,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: AFI Silver Spring
8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Please buy your ticket online at wjff.org or boxofficetickets.com, 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.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/Washington-International-and-Independent-Cinema/calendar/15539835/