Screening of Margarethe von Trotta's HANNAH ARENDT

Starts:
6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ends:
9:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/news/calendar/?eid=141432
Contact Name:
Diane Bensel
Margarethe von Trotta's HANNAH ARENDT (screening and discussion) With Pnina Lahav (LAW), Deeana Klepper (HI/RN), Abigail Gillman (MLCL) Kosher pizza provided. Co-Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Europe. HANNAH ARENDT: A brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.