Film: Hannah Arendt, Nove. 30 Blue Hill

BLUE HILL — Friday, November 30 at 7 pm, Peninsula Peace & Justice will show Hannah Arendt at Blue Hill Public Library. The 2012 feature film depicts a principled intellectual figure in American, European, and Jewish history who challenged conventional liberal views on moral, ethical, and political responsibility. 


Arendt was a leading 20th-century German-American philosopher before attended the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Nuremberg to cover it for the New Yorker magazine. Her trenchant, detailed report and commentary on those hearings aroused a firestorm among American readers and journalists. 


Arendt’s decision to try to understand “the banality of evil” inherent in the racist, anti-Semitic culture of the Third Reich of Nazi Germany drives her quest in this intense, dramatic film by Margarethe von Trotta, starring Barbara Sukowa. Arendt confronts a dominant male elite in New York City to battle avoidance, denial, blame-slinging, and scapegoating. 


Dialogue is in English and German, with subtitles. This prize-winning picture earned an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 


Refreshments and admission are free. Everyone is welcome. More info: 374-2357.


Peninsula Peace & Justice
P.O. Box 1257
Blue Hill ME 04614

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