November 7-9, 2014

Surviving Hitler: A Love Story

Filmmaker: 
John-Keith Wasson
Filmmaker: 
Carla Gutierrez
66 minutes

As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta is shocked to discover she is Jewish. She joins the German resistance and meets Helmuth, an injured soldier. The two become sweethearts and coconspirators in the Valkyrie plot to assassinate Hitler.

Surviving Hitler: A Love Story is a harrowing tale of war, resistance and survival. At the center of the documentary is a love story for the ages, original 8mm footage (shot by Helmuth) and, miraculously, a happy ending.

John-Keith Wasson graduated from Dartmouth College and the London Film School. He has worked predominantly as a cinematographer. His shooting credits include the award-winning documentary “The Devil Came on Horseback.”

In 2007, John-Keith met Jutta. She shared with him the details from her life and eventually trusted him with her home movies and love letters.

This is John-Keith’s directorial debut.

Carla Gutierrez is an award-winning documentary editor whose work has been broadcast on HBO, PBS, The Sundance Channel and Link TV. She edited the Oscar-nominated documentary, LA CORONA for HBO. Carla also edited SHE IS THE MATADOR, a film about female bullfighters, which was broadcast on Public Television’s POV. SHE IS THE MATADOR premiered at the Silverdocs Film Festival and won Best Documentary Work in Progress at the Tribeca All Access Program. Carla has also edited several one-hour PBS documentaries: RECALLING ORANGE COUNTY, BRAGGING RIGHTS, and the Emmy Award-winning, THE MIGHTY WARRIORS OF COMEDY.

She received a Masters in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.

Sunday, November 7, 2010
Block 3c: 2:00pm - 3:30pm