On Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the German film, The Silent Revolution. The film is 111 minutes long and in German with English subtitles. It was released in 2018 and was granted 8 wins and 8 nominations of international film awards. Bring your 12th graders to this one! We’d love to hear their thoughts on it.
Kurt and Theo are classmates and best friends. In 1956 they are about to finish school in Stalinstadt, in the GDR. On one of their secret excursions to West Berlin to go to the movies, they see disturbing pictures of an uprising in Hungary in the newsreel Wochenschau. The students are impressed by the young Hungarians, who fight for their freedom and they decide to show their solidarity. In class, they hold a minute’s silence in honor of the victims. Little do they know how much trouble their seemingly harmless act of solidarity will mean for their future…
(Text copied from Coolidge.)