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THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm


Southern California Premiere 

The true story of Bert Trautmann, German POW and English soccer star.  A heartfelt movie of romance and redemption following WW2.

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert’s prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert’s love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs.  .  
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Writers: Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Nicholas J. Schofield
Genre: Biography|Drama|Romance
Running Time: 120 minutes
Distributor: Menemsha Films
Country: UK|Germany
Language: English|German w|English Subtitles
Rating: N|R
Starring: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Premiere Status: Southern California Premiere
FESTIVALS: Switzerland, Zurich Film Festival; Germany: Hamburg Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival; USA, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Argentina, Buenos Aires German Film Festival; Russia, New British Film Festival; France, Villeurbanne British and Irish Film FestivalAWARDS: Bavarian Film Awards, Best Production; Beijing International Film Festival, Tiantian Award

“There are many thrilling moments as we follow Trautmann’s glittering career through its ups and downs, and some of those downs were not inconsiderable. The production values are authentic, evoking post-war England in all its austerity and subsequent drabness.” … A Film Life

Trailer: https://desertfilmsociety.org/screening/the-keeper-u-k-germany/

Additional information: 760-770-0507 and https://desertfilmsociety.org

Desert Film Society is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) Organization

Doors at Camelot Theatre unlock at 9:30 AM for complimentary refreshments.  Film begins promptly at 10:00.  A discussion will follow the screening.  Tickets are free to Desert Film Society members.  Non-members pay $12 at the door.


March 7, 2020
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society