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Friday Night Films

The Perverts Guide to Ideology

24.1.2014
The Pervert

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology film poster (detail)

The Pervert

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (film still)

The Pervert

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (film still)

The Pervert
The Pervert
The Pervert

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology film poster (detail)

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Dir. Sophie Fiennes / Cert. 15 / 136mins

Friday 24 January 2014

 

7pm / £5 (concessions £3) Pre-book on 01908 676 900

 

Cultural theorist 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, to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that underpins our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws?

 

Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter’s They Live, Titanic, Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Žižek’s stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.

 

Genre:

Documentary

January 2014

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

 

 

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