Whelp, the semester at Vanderbilt is almost over, which means International Lens is heading for a little break. The last film of the year is The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema. No, it’s not rated X or any junk like that. It’s a documentary that films from a psychoanalytic theoretical perspective, including Psycho, The Matrix, and Blue Velvet. Here’s the official summary:
Acclaimed philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema. Whether he is untangling the baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Zizek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humor.
As always, the film gets started at the Sarratt Cinema on Vanderbilt’s campus at 7pm. It’s over 2 hours long, so you might want to bring a few refreshments. You can usually find free street parking on West End, which really isn’t far.