Film screening: Berlin 36
Tue, March 19, 2013 • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM • CLA 1.302B
Based on a true story. Berlin high jumper Gretel Bergmann is one of Germany’s best gold medal contenders when Berlin hosts the 1936 summer Olympics. She is also Jewish. When the U.S. protests Germany’s plans to exclude Jewish athletes, the Nazis plan to sabotage Gretel’s training and replace her with another woman who harbors a secret. The women are meant to be rivals, but instead become loyal friends. Together they challenge an empire.