Examined Life 4/23-24/09

23 THU & 24 FRI
7pm and 8:45pm:
An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL presentation In collaboration with Emerging Pictures
Miami Theatrical Premiere!
Examined Life
Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets…
Directed by Astra Taylor/Canada/2009
Featuring Cornel West, Peter Singer, Kwarne Anthony Appiah, Michael Hardt, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor
In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a garbage dump. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco’s Mission District questioning our culture’s fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West—perhaps America’s best-known public intellectual—compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers, Examined Life reveals philosophy’s power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”—Socrates
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