The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
June 6, 2013
|4:00 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
June 8, 2013
|10:00 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
Director Sophie Fiennes and philosophical provocateur Slavoj Zizek join forces again to extend the performance piece of their instant classic The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (2006). This time they apply a psychoanalytic lens to the interpretation of movies. Using clips from classic films both famous and obscure, they present a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology. The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology intends to produce a new understanding of how our world is structured using examples that range from movies to music to history and current events. Throughout the film, Zizek, the Slovenian media-savvy philosopher, as well as film and psychoanalytic theoretician, dons costumes and appears on “sets” constructed to look like those of the movies that he is discussing. Not too many philosophy professors dress up in a nun’s habit, but there’s Zizek doing just that “in” a scene from The Sound of Music. The clips serve to illustrate the ideas and the ideas illuminate the clips making for a brilliantly creative and endlessly engaging trip to the movies.
Sophie Fiennes began making films in 1998. Future projects include the completion of her documentary project Grace Jones: The Musical of My Life.
|Principal Cast:||Slavoj Zizek|
|Country:||United Kingdom, Ireland|
|Running Time:||134 minutes|
|Producer:||James Wilson, Martin Rosenbaum, Katie Holly, Sophie Fiennes|
|Filmography:||Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010); The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006); Hoover Street Revival (2002)|
|US Distributor:||Zeitgeist Films|
|International Sales:||Doc & Film International|