Film Screening: Good Bye Lenin! @ 421 Hall of Languages
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm

Directed by Wolfgang Becker
In German with English subtitles

East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime and is arrested. His mother suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. When she wakes up from it, the wall is gone and the country she knew no longer exists. What unfolds now is a bittersweet comedy about the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Conversations in IR: The Streets of Berlin 9 November 1989: Chance and Contingency @ 225B Eggers Hall
Sep 15 @ 12:45 pm

Laurie Marhoefer, Professor of History at Syracuse University, discusses the short-term cause of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 and the role of chance in this historical moment.

Film Screening: The Lives of Others @ 110 Bowne Hall
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
In German with English subtitles

A thriller, a love story, and a fairy tale about the GDR and the surveillance by the Stasi, East Germany’s secret police. What is the role of literature and art in such a system? Do lovers have a chance within a regime of spying and betrayal?