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Examined Life


Images courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Examined Life
Astra Taylor, 2008

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, Apr 17, 2009 7 PM
Sat, Apr 18, 2009 7 PM

Filmmaker Astra Taylor (director of Zizek!) accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers—Cornel West, Slavoj Zizek, and Martha Nussbaum, among them—on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas.

Also featured are Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael Hardt, Judith Butler, and Sunaura Taylor. (88 mins., video)


Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies at the Wex

Learn more about our four-day celebration of the Film/Video Studio here (then grab a Festival Pass for admission to all screenings and conversations here). 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.