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Balloon and The Keeper at the Gold Coast International Film Festival

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16.10.2019 - Article

Ninth Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival November 4-13, 2019 announces two award-winning films from Germany.

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The 2019 Gold Coast International Film Festival enters its ninth year, presenting more than 80 feature-length and short films, certain to appeal to filmgoers of all ages and tastes. The Festival will once again be in venues across the North Shore of Long Island.

Last year’s Gold Coast International Film Festival broke all previous records while presenting films from over 20 countries and featuring dozens of visiting filmmakers and special guests for unforgettable post-screening Q&As. This year’s highlights include films starring Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Alfre Woodard and more. It also includes award-winning films the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival and many other of the world’s most prestigious festivals.

Festival standouts include two films from Germany: Balloon and The Keeper.

BALLOON is playing on Tuesday 11/12, 7:30PM at the Great Neck Squire. It is the WINNER of the Audience Award - Best Feature Film at the 2019 Washington DC Film Fest. Directed by Michael Bully Herbig (in Germany with English Subtitles) this narrative film, based on the true story of what may be the most spectacular escape attempt from East Germany ever undertaken, is about two families who attempt to fly to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon. This inspiring and thrilling film will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very end.

For more info visit: baloon

THE KEEPER is playing on Sunday 11/10, 7:00PM at Great Neck Squire Cinemas. Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller (with English subtitles) this is the romantic and life-affirming story of Bert Trautmann, a WWII soldier and POW who signs as Manchester City’s first German goalkeeper during British post-war protest and prejudice, causing outrage among thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. A remarkable and complicated story of love, loyalty and forgiveness.

For more info visit: keeper

Thousands of people from over 175 different zip codes throughout the tri-state area attend the Gold Coast International Film Festival each year, including hundreds of children and adults who attended free community screenings of our highly-regarded short film programs.

For information on all of festival’s films visit goldcoastfilmfestival

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