Zizek!

Film/Video

Zizek!
Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Zizek!

Astra Taylor, 2005

New Documentary

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Tue, Jan 24, 2006 7 PM
Tue, Jan 24, 2006 8:20 PM

"[Slovenia has a] reputation disproportionately large for its size due to the work of Slavoj Zizek."—The New Yorker.

Zizek! is a fascinating portrait of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, one of the most important--and outrageous--cultural theorists today. Called by some "the Elvis of cultural theory," Zizek is the author of works on subjects as wide-ranging as Alfred Hitchcock, 9/11, Christianity, and Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis. Incredibly, he was a candidate for, and nearly won, the Presidency of his native Slovenia in the first democratic elections after the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1990. (71 mins.)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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