Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Goodbye Lenin!
  • Film
  • 11/9/2014
  • 14:00-16:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, European Studies, Department of History, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, Center for Rus
Event Description
This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall. Join us for a screeing of Goodbye Lenin!, a coming-of-age adventure that blends the fall of Communism with the salient emotions of a family's love. In 1989, Christiane Kerner has lost her husband and is completely devoted to the Socialist East German state. A heart attack leaves her in a coma, and when she awakens eight months later, the Berlin Wall has fallen and it's a whole new world. To protect her from the shock, her son Alex hatches a plan to keep her in the dark. It's easy... all he has to do is turn back the handle of time.