Saturday, March 14, 2009

Philosophers on the Move

I nearly peed my pants just now when I saw the trailer to this new movie, Examined Life. [I'd like to thank Feministing for sharing this info on their Thank You Thursday.] Director Astra Taylor's new documentary features eight contemporary philosophers "in motion" as they discuss a number of concepts about life, thought, movement, etc. I really wish there was a theatre in Tulsa that was playing this film. I've read tons of Zizek and Butler, and it would be great to see them in action, philosophizing and discussing life, class, and gender. I would be there in several heartbeats. I love this vein of contemporary films that are intellectually stimulating while also having these interesting strains of narrative or documentation--like Waking Life, Derrida, or Before Sunrise.

Check out the trailer:

2 comments:

[Tara] said...

Oh my gosh, this looks amazing!!! Can't wait! Thanks for posting it...

Laminated Fragments said...

I know. I think it looks so good. I mean amazing! One of the things that I am starting to get more and more interested in is phenomenology and lived experience and what not, so of course, this film looks so good. I don't think it is going to be released in theatres here, but I have it on my Netflix queue for when it comes it through that avenue.