Hannah Arendt  

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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

HANNAH ARENDT - official US trailer

Hannah Arendt

(Margarethe von Trotta, 2012)

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Tue, Sep 24, 2013 7 PM
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 7 PM

Hannah Arendt turns ideas into the best kind of entertainment. Its climax matches some of the great courtroom scenes in cinema.”—A. O. Scott, New York Times

In the award-winning Hannah Arendt, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with Margarethe von Trotta for a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-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 beautifully turns the often-invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. (113 mins., DCP)

John Davidson, associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and director of the university’s Film Studies program, moderates a discussion following the screening on September 24.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.