Currently Browsing: Margarethe von Trotta


Ada Ushpiz’s brilliant new documentary Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt is an audacious attempt to completely reframe the legacy of Hannah Arendt. Hannah Arendt is best-known today for Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, her coverage of the trial of Adolph Eichmann. Arendt was in Jerusalem on April 11, […]


CJFF Overview

Chicago has a new film festival! Beginning tonight, the Chicago Jewish Film Festival will show 10 films over two long weekends. Screenings will be held at the Cinemark/Century in Evanston, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, and the Music Box Theatre on Southport, with related programs at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Lincoln Park and at the […]


Varian Fry?

Margarethe von Trotta’s new film Hannah Arendt resurrects two old controversies. The first is about Hannah Arendt’s relationship with Martin Heidegger. The second is about her relationship with Varian Fry. Click HERE for more on Martin Heidegger. Thoughts about Varian Fry are below. Hannah Arendt opens Friday (8/16) in Metro Chicago. Click HERE for our FF2 […]