Arts Express: Margarethe Von Trotta Talks Hannah Arendt and The Banality of Evil


Hannah Arendt: A Conversation With German Director Margarethe Von Trotta. The chick flick gets a magnificent makeover, so to speak, by von Trotta (Rosa Luxemburg, Marianne And Juliane), for something other than the usual sex and romance on screen. With von Trotta’s candid and complex cinematic portrait delving into the extraordinary intellectual life of the late dynamic and defiant philosopher and provocative political theorist. And how her concept of ‘the banality of evil’ applies today.

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Deconstructing Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. More bling than ring of truth in a Post-Occupy world. As this gaudy outing literally and figuratively glosses over its innately grim proceedings. And essentially where Hollywood would seem to be turning the camera on itself, less to probe than prance and parade in front of it.

The Annette Insdorf Cannes Film Festival Wrap-Up Report: Professor Insdorf shares reflections, impressions, trends, and thoughts on new directions in filmmaking gleaned from the Festival.

**What’s Up With Larry King At RT Television. You go, Larry. Hopefully.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.