Hannah Arendt: Recent political events have resulted in a spike in sales of George Orwell's 1984 and Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker was, and remains, controversial for her portrayal of Eichmann and her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil." Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, "Hannah Arendt" beautifully turns the often invisible passion of thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.
Reviews: "In an era of sleepwalking surrender, 'Hannah Arendt' is a welcome wake-up call, a ringing reminder that warring forces first assemble on the battlefield of conscience." Joe Williams, St. Louis Post Dispatch
"I like the milieu that's created of this intellectual life in New York during the 1950s."
Margaret Pomeranz, At The Movies
Awards: Winner of numerous international film festival awards for Best Picture, Direction, and Actress
Join us for Israeli Film Night the first Wednesday of each month. Admission is free (so are the snacks!), and it's an entertaining way to learn about the diversity of modern Israeli culture and ideas.