The Silent Revolution (Das schweigende Klassenzimmer)

(German with Eng subtitles/2017/111mins)  Dir. Lars Kraume

09-Jan-2019 | 07:00 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Kurt and Theo are classmates and best friends. In 1956, they are about to finish school in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements. But during a secret excursion to West Berlin, Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, they have the idea of holding a minute’s silence in class for the victims of the Hungarian struggle for freedom. Little do they know how much trouble their seemingly harmless act of solidarity will mean for their future…