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New Meetup: Free showing of the 2008 movie "EXAMINED LIFE"

From: Guy H.
Sent on: Saturday, July 24, 2010 7:03 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Intelligent Conversation Meetup!

What: Free showing of the 2008 movie "EXAMINED LIFE"

When: Saturday, July 31,[masked]:00 PM

Where: chez Dominique Gendrin
0000 DeSaix Blvd near Gentilly Blvd. and St Bernard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Join us for a free viewing of "EXAMINED LIFE(Philosophy Is In The Streets)" -- a truly brillant movie where 8 luminaries in philosophy today are interviewed. 88 minutes. More details below.

We meet at Dominique's home. Contact Guy Henoumont for exact address.

Refreshments welcome.

Doors open at 6p.

Movie starts promptly at 7p followed by discussion at 8:30p.

For more info, contact Guy Henoumont at[masked] or at [address removed] .

In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor (Zizek!) liberates philosophy from the sterile world of academia through entertaining and thought-provoking excursions with some of today's most famous and influential thinkers. 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 Sunaura Taylor stroll through San Francisco's Mission District questioning our culture's fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West--called "a genius" and "an oracle" by President Obama--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 ethics 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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