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An Afternoon with Hannah Arendt
Get ready to exercise your grey cells! The Extraordinary Women series, presented by local not-for-profit Back Lane Studios, returns with Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt, a comprehensive documentary about the powerful, independent thinker (1906-1975) who interpreted many issues that resonate today. What does this German Jewish political philosopher, herself a refugee, have to tell us about authority, totalitarianism, racism and the nature of evil? Join us for the film and discussion about Arendt, who caused an uproar with her phrase “the banality of evil” in her report on the 1961 trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Our panel will help us understand how extraordinary Arendt was and how relevant her views are in a Trump world of "alternative facts".
Tickets: $12 general admission, $10 seniors, students and Revue members on Eventbrite; $14 and $12 at the door.