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KCJFF The Keeper

The Keeper

August 19

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hr 58 min
Language: English
Single Film Ticket: $12

Tickets will be available for purchase until 8 pm the second night the film runs (August 20). We cannot accept American Express credit cards. Note that the film is only available during the 48-hour window beginning at 12:01 on August 19, not 48 hours from time of purchase.


This film will be available for viewing for 48 hours. It will become available at 12:01 am on August 19 and be taken down at 11:59 pm August 20. The link to the film will be emailed once your e-ticket(s) have been purchased. 1 e-ticket now = 1 Virtual Household. This film can be viewed on your cell phone, tablet, computer, or even your tv, if you have that capability! (Need help? Check out our FAQs.)

Sponsored by: 

Michael & Karen Gortenburg in honor of Galit and Shoshana Gortenburg – Executive Producers


FREE* Zoom Talk-Back August 20 at 8:30 pm

About The Talk-back: With Shelly M. Cline, Ph.D. , Director of Education, Historian of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. After the war, millions of European civilians had to begin the process of not only rebuilding their lives, but also relations between nations. Find out what was it like for Trautmann during the war and what was the postwar retribution and reconciliation like from both sides.


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 (Freya Mavor). 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.


  • Audience Award (Best Narrative), Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2020
  • Audience Choice Award (Best of the Fest), Sedona International Film Festival 2020
  • Audience Award, Boca Grande Film Festival 2020
  • Audience Award, Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2020
  • Audience Award, Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival 2019
  • Audience Award (Best Narrative), Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2019
  • Audience Award (Best Narrative), Gold Coast International Film Festival 2019
  • Audience Award (Best Narrative Feature), San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2019










*With the purchase of e-ticket for The Keeper.


THANK YOU to our 2020 KC Jewish Film Festival Sponsors and Donors!

We could not do this without your generosity and support of the arts in Kansas City.

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KCJFF Frequently Asked Questions

Will the same movies that were originally planned be available virtually?

Are there “showtimes” or a schedule as in years past?

How will I access the films from home?

When will the link for the films arrive?

Can the films be viewed more than one time?

How do we access live discussions with guest speakers?

Will the discussions be interactive? Will there be an opportunity for questions and answers?

Can I purchase tickets or a subscription as a gift for someone outside my household?



How will the technology will work?

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When I enter my password, I get an error message. What do I do?

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Disclaimer: While KCJFF will attempt to make at-home viewing as seamless as possible, we are not qualified nor able to resolve every issue that may arise, especially those that may be a function of your home internet/TV provider. We are committed to making sure that at a minimum you are able to view the film at home the device on which you receive/read your emails, but we may or may not be able to ensure that you are able to view the film on the variety of potential devices beyond that.


Questions? Contact the Box Office at (913) 327-8054 or by e-mail.

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