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Thu, Jul 20


Lafayette Library


A heartfelt blend of romance and soccer based on a remarkable true story!

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Time & Location

Jul 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549, USA

About the Event

UK / Drama / 2019 / English / 113 minutes - Watch trailer here

Note: Doors open at 7:00 PM. Film will begin at 7:15 PM. 

The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross, The Reader), 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.

Admission is free but a donation of $5.00 per person is suggested. Register online in advance or at the door. IJWC Year-round 2022-23 subscribers will receive a complimentary registration.

Sponsors:  East Bay International Jewish Film Festival, the CCJCC, and Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation.


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