Portland German Film Festival – Virtual Edition
Like many small businesses in Portland and across the country, Cinema 21 has been forced close by Covid-19 since March. The future of the Portland German Film Festival is also not certain as there is considerable doubt that Portland will move into Phase II of reopening in the near term.
So we decided to hold a virtual German language film festival to benefit CINEMA 21!
Starting Friday, July 31 – August 14, 2020 the following films are available (All films will be in German with English subtitles!):
THE KEEPER (Trautmann)
Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller;
Cast: David Kross, Freya Mavor
United Kingdom, 2019, 113 minutes
The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Bert’s love for Margaret (Freya Mavor), an Englishwoman, carries him through and he wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. But fate will soon twist the knife for Bert and Margaret, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.
Audience Award – Best Narrative
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2020
Audience Choice Award (Best of the Fest) – Sedona International Film Festival 2020 Audience Award Boca Grande Film Festival 2020
Audience Award – Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2020
Audience Award – Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival 2019
Audience Award for Best Narrative – Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2019
Audience Award for Best Narrative – Gold Coast International Film Festival 2019
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature – San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2019