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'The Pervert's Guide to Cinema'

03/9/2012

The Film Studies Program presents a screening of the acclaimed documentary "The Pervert's Guide to Cinema" on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The film's presenter is Slavoj Zizek, a Slovenian philosopher, psychoanalyst and cultural critic, who explores some of the greatest movies ever made in order to uncover what movies can tell us about ourselves. Along the way, he answers such questions as "What can the Marx Brothers tell us about the workings of the unconscious?" and "Why does our libido need the virtual universe of fantasies?" "Zizek, who spoke at the college a few years ago, is one of the most important living philosophers and an astute student of cinema," said Christopher Colbath, adjunct assistant professor of film of Slavic studies who is teaching a film course this semester. "His observations are insightful, original and very entertaining. Documentary filmmaker Sophie Fiennes provides unique settings in which Zizek expounds his views. "While controversial, the film will appeal to anyone interested in film studies, philosophy, psychology, gender studies and many other subjects as well," he continued. "Zizek's approach is interdisciplinary in the truest and best sense." The film will screen in Room 014 of Olin Science Center. It is free and open to the public. To view other events on campus this month, visit the Connecticut College calendar of events.



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