THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY

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Chicago premiere!

  1. THE PERVERT’S GUIDE
  2. TO IDEOLOGY
  1. 2012, Sophie Fiennes, UK/Ireland, 134 min.
  2. With Slavoj Žižek

“Irresistible...terrifically entertaining.”
—Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

“Riveting and often hilarious...Intellectual rock star Slavoj Žižek dishes out another action-packed lesson in film history and Marxist dialectics.”
—Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

In the follow-up to their 2006 cult hit THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO CINEMA, director Fiennes and philosopher/provocateur Žižek take another stimulating stroll through film history. This time they examine the ways in which movies can be used as both an instrument and a critique of ideology--that seductive tool of the system that uses our desires to make us freely choose our lack of freedom. Popping up in such pomposity-deflating guises as a nun in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, a Milk Bar patron in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, and a lifeboat-clinger in TITANIC, Žižek launches a wide-ranging survey that parses superbly selected clips, zaps us with assumption-exploding zingers (“Christianity is much more atheist than ordinary atheism”), and exhorts us to take back the power to choose our own dreams. HDCAM digital. (MR)

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