Film screening: Berlin 36

Tue, March 19, 2013 | CLA 1.302B

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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.

Sponsored by: The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Texas Hillel, Austin Jewish Film Festival

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