BERLIN '36 at the Mandel JCC's Leonard Krieger Cleveland Jewish Film Fest
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Year: 2009. Genre: Drama Country: Germany. Language: German with subtitles. Length: 100 minutes. Director: Kaspar Heidelbach
Inspired by the true story of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann, BERLIN '36 portrays a remarkable piece of forgotten Olympic history. Bergmann was considered a top contender for the gold medal at the 1936 Summer Games in Nazi-controlled Berlin. With the Americans threatening an Olympic boycott if Jewish athletes were barred from competing, Bergmann is invited to training camp. Uncomfortable with a Jewish athlete on the Aryan team, the Nazis conspire to replace her with an unknown athlete, who years later is revealed to be a man. BERLIN '36 is the exploration of a tenuous friendship between two outsiders who find themselves in unimaginable circumstances.
Dessert Reception will follow the film.
Opening Night Sponsor: PNC Bank
Film Sponsor: Sally and Larry Sears
Shaker Square Cinemas
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Cleveland, OH 44120
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