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“Hannah Arendt” at Purchase College

This Wednesday, February 26, there will be a screening of the film “Hannah Arendt” at Purchase College (in the Red Room, 1st floor, Student Services Building). The 2:30 pm screening will be followed by a 4:30 pm panel discussion featuring: Roger Berkowitz, Academic Director, Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College Anne O’Byrne, Philosophy, Stony Brook University-SUNY Anna…Read more “Hannah Arendt” at Purchase College Posted on 24 February 2014 | 12:19 pm

Amor Mundi – 7/7/13

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 – 7/7/13 Posted on 8 July 2013 | 2:55 pm

The Febrile Imagination of Arendt Haters

Stanley Kaufmann has a over-the-top critique of “Hannah Arendt” in The New Republic. As with most such reviews, it is driven more by personal animus towards Arendt than by any consideration of the film. Here is one representative graph: Today at least we can see that there is small point in separating emotions from facts,…Read more The Febrile Imagination of Arendt Haters Posted on 31 May 2013 | 9:21 am

The Importance of the New Film, “Hannah Arendt”

The Paris Review has just published an essay by Roger Berkowitz on the importance of the new film, “Hannah Arendt,” directed by Margarethe von Trotta. Here’s how it begins: In 1963, The New Yorker published five articles on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi chief of Bureau IV-B-4, a Gestapo division in charge of Jewish Affairs.…Read more The Importance of the New Film, “Hannah Arendt” Posted on 30 May 2013 | 1:58 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

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

Amor Mundi 4/28/13

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 4/28/13 Posted on 29 April 2013 | 2:29 pm

Margarethe von Trotta on Hannah Arendt

Germany’s Deutschlandfunk Radio program recently broadcast an interview with Margarethe von Trotta about her new film “Hannah Arendt.” The film is now set to be released on May 29 in the U.S. by Zeitgeist Films. The Hannah Arendt Center will be hosting an opening night screening at the Film Forum in NYC. More information to…Read more Margarethe von Trotta on Hannah Arendt Posted on 24 January 2013 | 10:09 am

Hannah Arendt – a film by Margarethe von Trotta.

The new Hannah Arendt bio picture by Margarethe von Trotta has been released in Europe. It will hit theatres in the US in May, although it is making the rounds of festivals now. The good news: “Hannah Arendt” the film is really wonderful. I’ll have more to say about the film at some point soon,…Read more Hannah Arendt – a film by Margarethe von Trotta. Posted on 15 January 2013 | 10:20 am

Filming Underway in Israel for Arendt film

Fifty years after the Eichmann trial, Hannah Arendt returns to Israel: “Upon entering the film studio in Petah Tikva, one is hit with the sensation of time travel. Dozens of people, most of them men, sit at a long table, dressed in suits and sporting hairstyles particularly fashioned to the 1960s, clacking away at their…Read more Filming Underway in Israel for Arendt film Posted on 29 November 2011 | 2:21 pm