You are here

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Film/Video

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
Image courtesy of Zeitgeist Films
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology: HD Theatrical Trailer
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

(Sophie Fiennes, 2013)

Fri, Jan 24, 2014 7 PM
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 7 PM

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Žižek reteams 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—dressing up in costume and speaking from original sets—all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds 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 (“one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left”), Titanic, Kinder Surprise 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. (136 mins., DCP)

Hours

Galleries
Open September 17, 2016.
Information Desk
12 PM - 4 PM
Cafe
Closed
Wexner Center Store
11 AM - 6 PM
Josef Albers, Leaf Study IX, c. 1940Leaves on paper28 x 24 ¾ inches© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ Artists Rights Society New YorkPhoto: Tim Nighswander/Imaging 4 Art

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957
opens September 17, 2016.

Join us for the Fall Exhibition Preview on September 16.