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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020 — 1:00–3:00 PM. @ CINÉ (120 MIN)
Director: Jacob Goldwasser
Country: United Kingdom/Germany
Running Time: 120 minutes • 2018
While visiting a POW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret and her father, the manager of the local football team, notice a young German soldier Bert Trautmann.
Margaret’s father is so taken by Bert’s prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his team. While Margaret’s and Bert’s love slowly blossoms despite local hostility, Bert’s heroics in goal are noticed by Man City.
Rather than going back to Germany, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert and Margaret receive support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis.
Thus Bert’s path to acceptance begins. At the 1956 FA Cup Final he achieves ultimate reconciliation, when he secures victory by playing on despite breaking his neck. Yet fate twists the knife for both Margaret and Bert and their loyalty to each other will be put to the test once more.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020 — 3:30–5:20 PM @ CINÉ (110 MIN)
“Bag of Marbles”
The true story of two young Jewish brothers in German occupied France. With a mind-boggling mix of mischievousness, courage and ingenuity, they are forced to fend for themselves in order to survive the enemy invasion, as they work to bring their family back together.
This film, directed by Christian Duguay, is the second time the French author Joseph Joffo’s 1973 autobiographical novel, “Un Sac de Billes,” has been adapted into a movie. (The first version, directed by Jacques Doillon in 1975, never found a U.S. release.)
Director: Christian Duguay
Country: France/Canada/Czech Republic
Running Time: 110 minutes • 2017
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020 — 6:00–8:00 PM @ CINÉ (120 MIN)
“Mr. & Mrs. Adelman”
How did Sarah and Victor manage to put up with each other for more than 45 years ? And who was actually this mysterious woman, living in the shadow of her famous husband ?
Love and ambition, treason and secrets blend together as we follow the odyssey of this extraordinary couple, within the greater story of the past century.
Director: Nicolas Bedos
Language(s): French with English Subtitles
Running Time: 120 minutes • 2017