Please join us for a Special Screening of Hannah Arendt followed by a panel discussion
Friday, February 27, 2015 6:30 pm
The Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, 6th Floor, Room 6304.1
The Film: The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. 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 of thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also 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. 1 hr. 49 min. (From Rotten Tomatoes)
Pamela Katz, Screenwriter and Author
Adjunct Professor of Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Diana Diamond, Ph.D., Moderator
Professor, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, City University of New York;
Senior Fellow, Personality Disorder Institute Weill Medical Center of Cornell University
Kenneth Dancyger Ph.D.
Professor of Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Elliot Jurist Ph.D.
Professor, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and Doctoral Program in Philosophy, City University of New York
Following the discussion, Pamela Katz will be signing copies of her new book The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women and Germany on the Brink (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)
Refreshments will be served
The event is free and sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Psychology, Graduate Center