Zizek Film Screening, Apr 18

Zizek: The Documentary preview screening, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in 10 Evans Hall.

“Zizek!” – the second feature length production of the New York based Documentary Campaign – is a documentary exploring the eccentric personality and esoteric work of the “wild man of theory”: the incomparable Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek.

An unconventional and intimate portrait, “Zizek! ” trails the thinker from New York City to Buenos Aires and back to his home in Ljubljana, Slovenia. All the while Zizek compulsively reveals the invisible workings of ideology through his unique blend of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Marxism, and critique of pop culture. Erudite and outrageous, mixing innovative animations with interviews, “Zizek! ” is both an unforgettable lesson in philosophy and a compelling portrait of an intellectual maverick.

Discussion with director Astra Taylor and Slavoj Zizek to follow. Sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Literature, German, and Rhetoric as well as the School of Journalism.