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Film Screening – “Examined Life” and “Llyn Foulkes One Man Band”

Tue, Oct 14, 2014, 3:00 am

188 Dwinelle Hall

In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue’s posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a garbage dump. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco’s Mission District questioning our culture’s fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West—perhaps America’s best-known public intellectual—compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy’s power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 7:00 pm | 174 Barrows

Llyn Foulkes One Man Band is a feature documentary about the artist and musician Llyn Foulkes directed by Tamar Halpern and Chris Quilty. The film follows Llyn for seven years, from age 70 to 77 until he’s at last rediscovered by the art world.

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