Philosophy on Film – “Examined Life” at the IFC Center

From the NY Times:

WHEN the documentary filmmaker Astra Taylor speaks of a cinema of ideas, she means it more literally than most. Her first film, “Zizek!” (2005) accompanied the Slovene philosopher Slavoj Zizek on a lecture tour. Her second, “Examined Life,” opening Wednesday at the IFC Center, recruits a wide array of thinkers and theorists to muse out loud about the role of philosophy in our lives, playing off the Socratic observation that “the unexamined life is not worth living.”

Examined Life is composed of interviews with a virtual who’s who of philosophers including several PUP authors–Kwame Anthony Appiah, Cornel West, and Martha Nussbaum.

Join Director Astra Taylor and Kwame Anthony Appiah for a special screening of the movie tonight at the IFC Center. Show times are 7:35 and 9:45. Contact the IFC Center for tickets and more information.