2008 / 90 mins
Format shot on HD FOR HD, SD, DIGITAL BETACAM AND 35 MM RELEASE
Directed by: Astra Taylor
Executive Producer: Ron Mann
Producers: Bill Imperial (Sphinx Productions), Lea Martin (NFB)
Editor: Robert Kennedy
Examined Life takes philosophy out of the darkened corners of academia and into the hustle and bustle of the everyday, a visual reminder that great ideas are born through profound engagement with the world around us.
It is directed by Astra Taylor, whose feature documentary portrait of world famous philosopher Slavoj Zizek, Zizek!, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005.
￼Examined Life interweaves fascinating “walks” with philosophers through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas -- crowded city streets, deser ted alleyways, Central Park and even a garbage dump.
The film is co-produced by Sphinx Productions, whose award-winning theatrical documentaries include Imagine the Sound (Best Documentary, Chicago Film Festival), Comic Book Confidential and Grass (both Genie Award winners).
Featuring the “rock star” philosophers of our time, including Cornel West, Peter Singer, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler, Avital Ronell, Michael Hardt, Anthony Appiah and Martha Nussbaum.
The Royal, Toronto - Opening Jan 23, 2009 - EXTENDED TO FEB 5th!
Friday @ 7, Saturday @ 7, Sunday @ 4:30 & 7, Monday @ 7, Tuesday @ 7 & 9:30, Wednesday @ 7, Thursday @ 7 & 9
(Panel follows Jan. 27, 7pm screening, on the intersection of public space & intellectual pursuits, featuring Astra Taylor, Jane Farrow, Deborah Cowen, Kanishka Goonewardena and Doug Hutchinson. Filmmaker Q&A on Sat, Sun & Mon.
Kingsway Theatre, Toronto: Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2009 - Nightly at 9pm - 2nd Theatre Added!
Regent Theatre, Toronto: Feb. 6 - 12
Western Arctic Moving Pictures Film Festival, Feb. 8 @ 7pm
City Cinema, Charlottetown - Feb 11 - 15
Port Moody, B.C. Film Festival - Feb. 12 - 21
Cinematheque Winnipeg - March 4 & 5 @ 7pm
Cinema Village, NYC - Opens March 6 (1:15 PM 3:15 PM 5:20 PM 7:20 PM 9:20 PM)
Pacific Cinematheque - March 20 - 25
Bytowne Cinema - March 22 - 25
Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon - March 9 - 12
Art Gallery of Hamilton - March 25\
Cinecenta, Victoria - April 1 & 2
Regina Public Library, Regina, SK - April 4 & 5
Cinema du Parc: April 3 - 16
Princess Cinema: Waterloo - April 17 - 25
Plaza Cinema: Calgary - April 17 - 23/ Encore screenings May 2 & 3
Metro Cinema, Edmonton, April 18 - 20
Quinte Film Alternative: Belleville, May 13
Winnipeg Cinematheque: June 4 (Clive Holden to introduce)
Bytowne Cinema: Ottawa: June 18 & 19
View screenings in the United States, courtesy Zeitgeist Films!
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