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Contests, Drawings, and More!

The Hannah Arendt Center lays out the rules for the many drawings and contests it has planned for this year's 100/10 membership challenge. Posted on 22 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

The Gravity of Thinking

“What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing”  —Hannah Arendt, “Prologue”, The Human Condition The final scene of Alfonso Cuarón’s new film, Gravity, shows us Sandra Bullock trapped underwater in a satellite escape pod that she has just crashed into earth. Breaking loose from the…Read more The Gravity of Thinking Posted on 11 November 2013 | 9:44 am

Q&A with Barbara Sukowa and Pam Katz

Following the recent Hudson Valley premiere of the biopic “Hannah Arendt,” Arendt Center Director Roger Berkowitz sat down with the film’s writer Pam Katz and the actress who played Hannah Arendt in the film, Barbara Sukowa. This is the discussion that ensued: Hannah Arendt Q&A from Hannah Arendt Center on Vimeo. Posted on 26 July 2013 | 10:34 am

Official U.S. Opening of “Hannah Arendt”

May 29 marked the official U.S. opening of the new Margarethe von Trotta film, “Hannah Arendt” at Film Forum in N.Y.C. The evening was co-sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center and featured a discussion with the director, von Trotta, Pam Katz; the screen writer, Barbara Sukowa, playing Hannah Arendt and Janet McTeer playing Mary McCarthy.…Read more Official U.S. Opening of “Hannah Arendt” Posted on 6 June 2013 | 1:08 pm

Here’s How to Demonize Thinking

Richard Brody writes of “Hannah Arendt,” the new movie by Margarethe von Trotta, “The movie, unfortunately, doesn’t do Arendt justice”—a rhetorical gambit that suggests at least a fair-minded inquiry into Arendt’s thought. But Brody then proceeds to accuse Arendt of a propensity toward “monstrous abstractions.” Her tendency toward abstraction occurs despite what Brody calls  “her…Read more Here’s How to Demonize Thinking Posted on 5 June 2013 | 1:36 pm

How it Looks to Think

A.O. Scott gives “Hannah Arendt”, the new film by Margarethe von Trotta a rave in the New York Times today: We may need [Arendt’s] example more than ever. It’s probably too much to hope that Ms. von Trotta and her star, Barbara Sukowa, will do for Arendt what Nora Ephron and Meryl Streep did for…Read more How it Looks to Think Posted on 29 May 2013 | 9:46 am

Amor Mundi – 5/19/13

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi – 5/19/13 Posted on 20 May 2013 | 11:34 am

The MOOCs Debate Continues

Thinking stops us. To think is to slow down, even stop, turn around, and reflect. There is that famous scene in the Symposium where Socrates simply stands there in the street for hours, thinking. Barbara Sukowa, in the new film Hannah Arendt, literally smokes saying nothing for minutes on end to offer the exemplary sense…Read more The MOOCs Debate Continues Posted on 17 May 2013 | 2:12 pm

Amor Mundi 5/12/13

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi 5/12/13 Posted on 13 May 2013 | 1:00 am

The Hudson Valley Premiere of Hannah Arendt

Monday night marked the Hudson Valley Premiere of the highly anticipated new Margarethe von Trotta feature film, Hannah Arendt starring Barbara Sukowa as Hannah Arendt. The film opens officially in New York City on May 29th. Roger Berkowitz introduced the film to a packed house at Bard College. After the screening, Roger Berkowitz moderated a…Read more The Hudson Valley Premiere of Hannah Arendt Posted on 1 May 2013 | 12:06 pm