Film Screening and Discussion: Margarethe von Trotta's "Hannah Arendt"
- 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
- 9:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
- College of Communication, Boston University, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 209
Synopsis from Zeitgeist Films: In the award-winning HANNAH ARENDT, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for 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.
An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy. Winner of Lola Award (German Oscar) for Best Actress for Barbara Sukowa and Silver Lola (2nd prize) for Best Film Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film, Voices Women and Film Festival, Denver.
Pizza will be provided and we will host a discussion after the film. Co-sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and the Center for the Study of Europe