Miami Beach Cinematheque. Apr 23rd and 24th, 2009. The Miami Beach Cinematheque will screen the Canadian film Examined Life Directed by Astra Taylor and featuring Cornel West, Peter Singer, Kwarne Anthony Appiah, Michael Hardt, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor on April 23rd and 24th at 7:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
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. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a garbage dump. 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, Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139