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Spinning Reels presents . . .

The Silent Revolution

Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. at the Norwood Theatre

Tickets for our 4 upcoming films are $7 and can be purchased                                    In person:  Muskoka Natural Food Market 229 Manitoba St.                                              By email:  tickets@spinningreels.ca                                                                                We can only hold reserved tickets until 15 minutes prior to showtime.                                       Please make your booking by 2 p.m. on the day of the movie.                                          At the reservation desk (if available) before the movie

students in The Silent RevolutionIt’s 1956 and during a visit to West Berlin, high school students Theo and Kurt witness dramatic footage of the Budapest uprising. Back at in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously hold a two minute silence during class in solidarity with the victims of the Hungarian struggle against Soviet oppression. But the gesture causes much bigger ripples than expected. The People’s Education Minister condemns the action as a counterrevolutionary act and demands that the ringleader be named, forcing the students to choose between standing together or not.

Based on remarkable true events and adapted from Dietrich Garstka’s book ‘Das schweigende Klassenzimmer’, The Silent Revolution is a captivating Cold War-era drama that opened the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.

poster for The Silent Revolution

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Deftly weaving together threads of political tension, adolescent rebellion, and institutional menace, director Lars Kraume asks us to consider the connection between a nation’s identity and its influence on the identities of its young people, who are just beginning to question their place in society.      tiff

 

111 minutes

                                                 
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25 Feb The Silent Revolution – Several sixth-grade students show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by staging a minute’s silence during lessons.

11 Mar If Beale Street Could Talk – In early 1970s Harlem, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

25 Mar Capernaum – After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him.

8 Apr   TBA

22 Apr Through Black Spruce – Director Don McKellar and his marquee cast explore the way a young Cree woman’s disappearance traumatizes her family and triggers events in two worlds: in Moosonee, the remote Northern Ontario community she fled years ago, and Toronto, where she modeled before vanishing.

View the entire schedule for 2018/2019


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In addition…

If you live in Muskoka and just can’t get enough great independent movies, we invite you to check out Reel Alternatives in Huntsville and Fine Films in Gravenhurst. For more information, check out our LINKS page.

Thanks for visiting, and we’ll see you at the movies!