January 16, 2022


Showing: Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 8:00 PM
Title: Hannah Arendt
Year: 2012
Country: Germany


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hannaharendt2webMeet the Filmmaker: Writer Pamela Katz will participate in a discussion after the film, moderated by Greg Mitchell.

A brilliant German Jewish writer and thinker teaching at The New School, Hannah Arndt covered the trial of Adolph Eichmann for the New Yorker and wrote a short book titled “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.” The attacks and counterattacks that followed still resonate, and the controversy cost Arendt several longstanding friendships. In his review in the New York Times, A. O. Scott called the film a “celebration of seriousness” that “turns ideas into the best kind of entertainment.” 2012, Germany, 113 minutes, in German with English subtitles

Its climax, in which Arendt defends herself against critics, matches some of the great courtroom scenes in cinema and provides a stirring reminder that the labor of figuring out the world is necessary, difficult and sometimes genuinely heroic.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“The writer-philosopher Hannah Arendt is brought to life by a mesmerizing Barbara Sukowa in Margarethe von Trotta’s film.” – Marsha McCreadle, Village Voice

NY Times Critics’ Pick