Films will be shown in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
All showings are free. Films will be in their original language, with English subtitles.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
In the award-winning Hannah Arendt, the sublime
Barbara Sukowa re-teams 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,
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.