She's a Man

At the 1936 Summer Olympics, Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann was replaced by the Nazi regime with an athlete later discovered to be a man. Based on a true story, the film holds that Gretel and her replacement developed a strong friendship and do their best to thwart the Nazi's scheme. Since the film was released in Germany in 2009, the country's popular weekly magazine Der Spiegel has challenged the facts of the film, claiming government officials didn't know the high jumper was male until after the games. Catch the film's Miami premiere when it screens this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at Bill Cosford Cinema and at 2 p.m on January 27 at Regal Cinemas South Beach.
Sun., Jan. 23, 8:30 p.m., 2011
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