Enjoy Your Cinematic Symptom

Now hitting the festival circuit: Zizek! is a feature-length documentary focusing on “the eccentric personality and esoteric work of the ‘wild man of theory’: the eminent Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek.” The film follows “the Elvis of critical theory” as he gives lectures all over the US and Europe, including his native Solvenia.

Zizek! is the work of The Documentary Campaign, an organization that produces and distributes documentaries that promote human rights. The Documentary Campaign also produced the documentary short, Getting Through to the President, which I mentioned briefly a few days ago (thanks to David at Green Cine for the tip).

Update: Inside Higher Ed mentioned this film several weeks ago, noting that screenings are scheduled for the University of Georgia and Emory, but I didn’t get a chance to blog about it until now. If anyone has heard anything about the Emory screening, I’d certainly like to attend (and if I hear anything new, I’ll update this entry).

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