The Margaret Lambert Story

Dir. Nina Horowitz
(24 min, United States, 2016)
English German with English subtitles
Documentary Short

Margaret Lambert was a decorated athlete and considered to be the best high jumper in the world. Poised to represent her Germany in the 1936 Olympic Games, just days before the competition, she was given a letter disclaiming she was “disqualified” and was replaced with a mysterious jumper whose participation raised more questions than answers.

Today, at 102 years old, Margaret tells her story with the help from various members of the international sports community who were all an integral part of keeping her story alive.

Presented as part of Memory’s Flight (Shorts Program).

Screenings

Sunday, May 21, 5:00 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Monday, May 22, 6:15 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

Guests

Both screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nina Horowitz.

Nina Horowitz is a filmmaker specializing in documentary storytelling. She focuses on subject matter featuring strong female protagonists and tackles topics that relate to human justice, gender, and political scandals. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a Director at Vice Media.

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E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 23, 2017.