Date: October 15 - 18, 2020Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm Contact: Nancy SchiffmanPhone: 203.487.0941Email:

Film, The Keeper

The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann a German soldier and prisoner of war who, although confronted by 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 source, Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Bert’s love for an English woman, 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. A powerful film that raises the question of forgiveness.


Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller
United Kingdom, 2019
Drama, 113 minutes
Sponsored in part by Congregation Beth El – Norwalk.
In partnership with the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.
Q&A via Zoom on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 12 p.m., featuring film producer, Robert Marciniak and moderated by Betsy Stone. (Upon registering for film a Zoom link will be emailed to you.)

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Film Ticket: $10

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