Hannah Arendt

Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta

Screening - Friday, October 11, 2013, 7pm
Screening - Saturday, October 12, 2013, 7pm

2012 | Germany-Luxembourg | 113 minutes | Unrated

Friday’s screening will be followed by a discussion between UCR’s Political Science faculty members focusing on the controversies surrounding Arendt’s idea of the ‘Banality of Evil’ and its implications for contemporary efforts to judge crimes against humanity.

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa, Hannah Arendt is a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of 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.’ The film uses footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaves a narrative that spans three countries.

Winner Outstanding Feature, German Film Awards, 2013

Events in Focus


Sol LeWitt

Screening - Friday, September 19, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7pm


SHOW-IN 2014, a project by Brianna Skellie and Margit Galanter

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11am - 1pm

Long weekend of dance, collaboration, sharing, and material development