2020 FESTIVAL POSTPONEMENT: 15th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Postponed Until Further Notice

Western Massachusetts Premiere

A remarkable story. Beautifully told.
– Daily Star (UK)

The Keeper (Trautmann)

Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 PM
Garden Cinemas, Greenfield

Saturday, April 4, 8:00 PM
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield

A decorated ex-Nazi paratrooper plays for redemption on the soccer field in this rousing and romantic true story. Released from a British prisoner-of-war camp, Bert Trautmann's goalkeeping skills secure him a position on the Manchester City team, where he catches the eye of the club manager's daughter Margaret. But his arrival also arouses the post-war ire of fans, many of them Jewish. With unexpected support from a local rabbi, Trautmann wins over his critics, famously playing the 1956 FA Cup Final with a broken neck. Unbeknownst to him was that his greatest challenge was yet to come. Featuring a sympathetic lead performance by David Kross (Steven Speilberg's War Horse), this magnificent epic speaks to the power of sports to unite. (Note from Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.)

April 4: Dessert reception at 7:15 PM

Drama | 2018 | 119 minutes
United Kingdom | English and German with Subtitles 
Directed by Marcus H. RosenmÜller



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