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Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Map & Directions
 

Directed by Sophie Fiennes

2013

UK/Ireland

136 minutes

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The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Žižek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Žižek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Other titles informing the film’s  provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant are Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter’s They Live (“one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left”), Titanic, and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.