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SUMMER INSTITUTE FILM SERIES: Hannah Arendt

| 2012 | 113 min. | |
A Film by Margarethe von Trotta

Her theory of “the banality of evil” made Hannah Arendt both famous and controversial. Now German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta has given the philosopher an outstanding cinematic portrait. The film, nominated for six Lola Awards (Germany’s Oscars), explores a turbulent  four-year period in the life of the great philosopher and writer, beginning in New…

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Classic Film Wednesdays: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

| 1920 | 67 minutes | |
Robert Wiene

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This German Expressionist masterpiece makes great use of its chilling premise and stylized set design. Caligari’s Expressionist style ultimately led to the dark shadows and sharp angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940′s, many of which were directed by such German emigres as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak….

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Summer Institute Film Series: Hanna’s Journey

, | 2013 | 100 mins | | ,
Julia von Heinz

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Hanna’s Journey is a romantic comedy that does not avoid the sensitive issues of history and race. It uses honesty, humor, and compassion to make this journey one that every film lover will be glad they experienced. (English, German, and Hebrew with subtitles) Hanna is a beautiful young German woman traveling to Israel…

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OPERA in cinema: LA FORZA

, | 2014 | 210 minutes | |
Martin Kušej

Sunday February 15, 2015, 12pm

Presentation La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of…