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BALLOON (Germany)

February 22 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

BALLOON – Germany – 128 min – Drama | Thriller

Based upon a true story. 1979, Thuriingen, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no longer bear the oppressive regime. The two men and their wives resolve to undertake a mission to work on an audacious plan for more than two years secretly building a hot air balloon from scratch that will carry them and their families over the border fence to freedom. Over the course of 18 months they sew 1,000 square metres of cloth and gather countless weather reports from West German radio with the Stasi (State Police) hot on their heels. A nerve-racking battle against the clock begins.

 

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Venue

Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Organizer

Desert Film Society
Email:
info@desertfilmsociety.com
Website:
www.desertfilmsociety.org