The Silent Revolution (Das Schweigende Klasszimmer)

Directed by Lars Kraume
111 minutes

Based on a true story in 1956. During a visit to the cinema in West Berlin, two high school pupils see a newsreel showing dramatic pictures of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest against the Soviet regime. Back at school in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously decide to hold a minute’s silence during class in solidarity with the victims of the uprising.  But the gesture causes much bigger ripples than expected. While their headmaster initially tries to put the whole thing down to the whim of youth, the schoolchildren become objects of the political machinations of the fledgling East Germany. This is a film about the extraordinary courage of young individuals in a time of political oppression. In German with English subtitles.


Friday, November 1, 6:30 pm, Studio C
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 pm, Studio C


General admission - $10.50
Seniors & matinees - $8
Students - $5

Advance tickets & reserved seating start 10/15 at, click Studio C!