DC: German Cinema 101: Hannah Arendt on Dec. 10

 Join the Film and Discussion with Hester Baer, Associate Professor and Head of Germanic Studies at the University of Maryland.
Germany/Luxembourg/France/Israel, 2012, 113 min., Director: Margarethe von Trotta, Screenplay: Pamela Katz, Margarethe von Trotta, Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Production: Heimatfilm, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Hannah Arendt is assigned to cover the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. She anticipates a confrontation with a monster. Instead, however, she encounters an unremarkable and banal bureaucrat. Hannah Arendt, a biographical film, is a thoughtful portrait of a courageous and determined woman who challenges the public’s perception of evil. Arendt (1906-1975) was a philosopher and journalist who reported on the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem between 1960 and 1964. A dynamically-narrated portrait of one of the 20th century’s most exceptional intellectuals, the film also offers a striking portrayal of the New York milieu of German-Jewish emigrants at the beginning of the 1960s. More…

Date: Mon, 12/10/2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: LANDMARK’S WEST END CINEMA, 2301 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037

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