The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema

Slavoj Žižek

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema is an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made.

The international rock star of contemporary philosophy, pscyhoanalyst Slavoj Žižek serves as presenter and guide. With his unusual, engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Žižek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves.

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema offers an introduction into some of Žižek’s most exciting ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, desire, materiality and cinematic form. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humor. The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema applies Žižek’s ideas to the cinematic canon, in what The New York Times calls ‘an extraordinary reassessment of cinema.’

Curator:: 
Micah Silver
Dates: 
Performance
The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema
January 29, 2008, 8PM