International Film Screening: Margarethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt (Germany)

6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
9:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Ave, Room 209

Margarethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt (screening and discussion) With Pnina Lahav (LAW), Deeana Klepper (HI/RN), Abigail Gillman (MLCL). RSVP to Diane Bensel at

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.

This event is brought to you by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and the Center for the Study of Europe, as part of International Education Week, a university-wide celebration of BU's global engagement.