2012. Germany. Dir: Margarethe von Trotta. With Barbara Sukowa. 113 min.
A first-class biopic chronicles the influential political theorist’s coverage of the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial and her bold assertion of “the banality of evil.” Yet the film itself is far from banal (and not just for CHUM/PHIL majors); it foregrounds Arendt’s inspiring passion, intelligence, and willingness to court controversy. Introduced by Leo Lensing (Professor of German and Film Studies); followed by a Q&A with Pam Katz P’16, the film’s co-screenwriter.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. FREE!