Russia recently banned Armando Iannucci’s new movie, The Death of Stalin, which is a brutal satire of Soviet political intrigue following Stalin’s death in 1953. The Russian government claims that the movie is disrespectful of Soviet history:
Minister Medinsky later responded to the controversy by saying: "Many people of the older generation, and not only, will regard it as an insulting mockery of all the Soviet past, of the country that defeated fascism and of ordinary people, and what’s even worse, even of the victims of Stalinism."
The movie was released in the US in March and is in a few arts theaters around the country. Critics generally loved the film. For background here is a PG version of the trailer for the movie:
My observation is that many Antifa protestors have warm place in their hearts for the old Soviet Union, even Stalin. For example, here is a brief exchanged with an anti-Trump protestor from the inauguration:
My question is what would happen if campus Republican groups sponsored showings of the movie on college campuses?
Would the Antifa come out to protest the movie? Or would they avoid agreeing with Putin’s attempts to suppress the movie and actually allow free speech for a change?