On March 31st, at Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Students For Liberty will be hosting a screening of the comedy-drama film Good Bye, Lenin!
A dedicated young German boy pulls off an elaborate scheme to keep his mother in good health in this comedy drama from director Wolfgang Becker. Suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma after seeing her son arrested during a protest, Alex’s (Daniel Brühl) socialist mother, Christiane (Katrin Sass), remains comatose through the fall of the Berlin wall and the German Democratic Republic. Knowing that the slightest shock could prove fatal upon his mother’s awakening, Alex strives to keep the fall of the GDR a secret for as long as possible. Keeping their apartment firmly rooted in the past, Alex’s scheme works for a while, but it’s not long before his mother is feeling better and ready to get up and around again.
There will be pizza and drinks at this free event. The screening will start at 7pm and will be hosted at VCU in the Temple Building, Auditorium Room 1160. After the screening, a discussion will be held. RSVP on Facebook and join your fellow Richmonders for a fun film!