The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema

Friday, January 16 - Friday, January 23, 2009

To explore the power and mystery of movies, the charismatic, garrulous psychoanalyst/philosopher/cinephile Slavoj Zizek revisits Vertigo, Duck Soup, Dr. Strangelove and dozens of other classics. Walking through locations and sets and even inserting himself into key scenes, he declares cinema to be “the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire-it tells you how to desire.” Whether untangling David Lynch’s labyrinthine work or upending everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock,

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