Hi all! This Weds. eve. come out and see the movie Hannah Arendt at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Note: For those who noticed this was listed for Thurs. prior to the movie times coming out, I had to move this to Weds. as there's no early evening Thurs. showing for some reason (only 9:20).
Finding the group: Let's meet across the street at Panera Bread in the larger front lounge (the one on your right as you enter).
If you have any trouble finding the group beforehand, or you're running late and want to join the group afterwards, text me at[masked]-9428. (I'll turn my phone off between 7:15 and 7:20, but turn it back on shortly after the credits begin for texts and, if necessary, hysterical waving.)
Description and trailer: "The sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for her brilliant new biopic of 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 of thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. An Official Selection at the Toronto International and New York Jewish Film Festivals, Hannah Arendt also co-stars Klaus Pohl as philosopher Martin Heidegger, Nicolas Woodeson as New Yorker editor William Shawn, and two-time Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as novelist Mary McCarthy." --Rotten Tomatoes description
Trailer (and additional Coolidge info)
Rather than list a couple of critic's quotes here as I normally do, I'd encourage folks to go here, and take in the range of critical reaction to the film (if you want that sort of info prior to seeing the film yourself).
After the movie: For those who'd like to discuss the movie afterwards, we can go to any of several places a short walk from the theatre. Hops N Scotch was a great choice after our last Coolidge movie, but we could branch out if people have other ideas.
Suggestions: Btw, feel free to let me know about an upcoming release that sounds interesting to you (as this movie was suggested to me)...lowbrow, highbrow, no-brow, s'all good. No promises though, as there's at least a handful of things I usually won't want to see at any time -- as is likely the case for all of us -- but I'll always listen.