Seaford German Conversation Group to screen Goodbye Lenin

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A German cinema night will be staged by Seaford’s German Conversation Group in Alfriston on Sunday October 20.

The tragi-comedy Goodbye Lenin is set in 1989 and tells the story of a socialist mother who goes into a coma before the fall of the Berlin Wall, but wakes up after the collapse of socialism.

The doctors tell her children, any sudden shock could kill her.

So they set about lovingly duping her into believing the wall and East Germany are still firmly intact, by sourcing East German brands, old TV clips and radio transmissions as she recuperates at home.

The film is being screened in co-operation with Filmspot and Alfriston’s Deckchair Cinema.

Goodbye Lenin will be shown at the Coach House Gallery in Alfriston High Street at 6.30pm.

The version being shown is in German-language, with English subtitles.

Admission is £7, to include a drink and canape.

Seats can be reserved by emailing or by phoning 01323 871402, leaving your name and number.

Further films, in English and other languages, will follow if this pilot by Deckchair Cinema is successful.

The German Conversation Group is open to all German speakers in the district and meets monthly.

All ages and all standards of German are welcome.

The next German Conversation Group event will be a conversation evening at The White Lion on Wednesday November 13 from 7pm to 10pm.

A fee of £1 is charged to cover expenses.

More details can be had from Peter White at or from Liz on 01323 896315 who can also give details of how to join the partner Twinning Association for Seaford.