Detroit Film Theatre


Sunday, September 08, 2013

2:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Germany/2012—directed by Margarethe von Trotta)

In the award-winning Hannah Arendt, Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for an eye-opening and insightful new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—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 co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy. In English and German with English subtitles. (113 min.)

“Critics’ Pick! Ardent and intelligent… Turns ideas into the best kind of entertainment.”  –A.O. Scott, The New York Times