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Wednesday, October 2

1989 Series: Goodbye Lenin Film Screening & Roundtable Discussion
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Alumni Hall, Room 323
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Department of German

Join us for a screening (with English subtitles)and discussion led by film expert Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie Mellon University). Goodbye, Lenin! (2003) was directed by Wolfgang Becker. In this comedy/drama, a dedicated young man, Alex (Daniel Brühl), recreates East Germany in their 77m2 apartment to protect his socialist mother Christiane (Katrin Sass) from the shock of the fall of the Berlin Wall! Can he pull off this elaborate scheme knowing that the slightest shock could prove fatal? Alex strives to keep the fall of the GDR a secret for as long as possible.

*This event counts for the UCIS1-credit pop-up course!