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Hannah Arendt Center presents

Hudson Valley Premiere of the Film Hannah Arendt

Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new biopic of influential German–Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Arendt’s controversial reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in the New Yorker 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 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 as novelist Mary McCarthy.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film's writer Pam Katz, the film's star, Barbara Sukowa, who plays Hannah Arendt in the film, and Roger Berkowitz, the Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are necessary.

For more information, call 845-758-7878, or e-mail bhollenb@bard.edu.

Location: Olin Hall