The Washington Jewish Film Festival is pairing up with the Goethe-Institut to screen a recent Lola-winner (Germany’s equivalent of the Oscars) for best film and best director. This Tuesday at 7:30, The People vs Fritz Bauer will screen at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16TH Street NW.
Dir. Lars Kraume
(105min, Germany, 2016)
German, English and Yiddish with English Subtitles
Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile.
Because of his distrust in the German justice system, Fritz Bauer contacts the Israeli secret service Mossad, and, by doing so, commits treason. Bauer is not seeking revenge for the Holocaust – he is concerned with the German future.
Winner of 6 German Oscars (including Best Film and Best Director).
Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut
Ticket Price: $13.80
A Rush Line will form 45-60 minutes prior to the screening for door sales. As tickets become available, they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. You must be in line to purchase a ticket. The Rush Line is not guaranteed admittance.
Event and Ticket Link: https://www.wjff.org/films/fritzbauer/