Amherst Association of Philadelphia

cordially invites you to attend a showing of the film and discussion of

Hannah Arendt

Thursday, July 11, 2013
7:05 p.m.

at the
Ritz at the Bourse
400 Ranstead Street
(On Fourth Street between Market and Chestnut)
Philadelphia, PA  19106

Please join us for a discussion with Roger Berkowitz '90 following the movie. Discussion will be held in the theater.

Tickets are available directly from Ritz at the Bourse.  Parking is available at the theater; attendees will receive a discounted rate of $3 for parking for this show, care of Homer Robinson '91, president of the Kaiserman Company.

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The film Hannah Arendt coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann, a trial which influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt covered for The New Yorker magazine. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of Eichmann in The New Yorker was controversial, both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils, and 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, the film beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema.

Roger Berkowitz ’90 is academic director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College, where he is associate professor of politics, philosophy, and human rights. He is editor of HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center, and his books include the edited volume Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics.

Questions?  Please contact Josh Broker '90 at

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