On Monday, April 29, at 7:00 PM, the Hannah Arendt Center of Politics and Humanities at Bard College will host a film screening of the biopic, Hannah Arendt, followed by a discussion with the film's screenwriter, Pam Katz, the actor who portrays Arendt in the film, Barbara Sukowa, and Roger Berkowitz, the Academic Director of the Arendt Center. The event will take place at Olin Hall at Bard College and is free of charge. Directed by renowned German filmmaker, Margarethe von Trotta, the biopic was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has just been nominated for six LOLA awards, Germany's version of the Oscar. The film will be released by Zeitgeist Films in the U.S. on May 29th. The biopic centers on 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 for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. This evening is made possible by the Irving and Gloria Schlossberg Family Fund of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley.