Previously at the ICA - Seasons

Slavoj Žižek introduces The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

Perverted Cinema

1 Oct 200621 Oct 2006

As well as Žižek's inspiring trip through the shadow world of cinema, this is a chance to see in full some of the films discussed by Slavoj Žižek in The Pervert's Guide to Cinema. In addition, we will screen a number of titles selected by Žižek that didn't make it into the final cut - the Guide's unofficial '4th Chapter'.

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    1 Oct 200611 Oct 2006

    David Lynch's masterpiece follows an innocent young man as he's sucked into a dreamlike world of madness and strange desires.

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  • Persona


    1 Oct 200617 Oct 2006

    A deep, disquieting enquiry into the nature of identity and loss of self

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  • Psycho


    2 Oct 200614 Oct 2006

    A Hitchcock classic with Anthony Perkins as iconic Norman Bates.

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  • Dead of Night

    Dead of Night

    2 Oct 200619 Oct 2006

    A classic Ealing Studios horror.

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  • Solaris


    3 Oct 200614 Oct 2006

    Scientists aboard a space station find their fears and desires made manifest by an alien intelligence.

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  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    4 Oct 200614 Oct 2006

    1970s horror classic.

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  • Rancho Notorious

    Rancho Notorious

    4 Oct 200618 Oct 2006

    Fritz Lang's idiosyncratic revenge tale - a cowboy looking for the men who killed his girlfriend ends up on a ranch for cattle rustlers.

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  • The Birds

    The Birds

    5 Oct 200615 Oct 2006

    A disparate group of characters find themselves under siege by winged attackers. A masterly blend of action and tension.

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  • Alien


    7 Oct 20069 Oct 2006

    A ferociously full-on yet strangely calm exercise in sci-fi horror.

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  • Žižek: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

    7 Oct 2006

    Slavoj Žižek's take on contemporary commercial cinema.

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    8 Oct 200620 Oct 2006

    Action and ideas combine to thrilling effect in this contemporary science-fiction classic.

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  • Topaz, Alfred Hitchcock (1969)


    8 Oct 200615 Oct 2006

    Alfred Hitchcock's international spy tale.

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  • Psycho

    Žižek versus Psycho

    8 Oct 2006

    Live commentary on Hitchcock's classic chiller.

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  • The Fountainhead

    The Fountainhead

    11 Oct 200621 Oct 2006

    Gary Cooper is the architect whose stubborn independence threatens self-destruction.

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