On Friday, February 28th, 2:30-5:30, in 1309 Centennial Hall, the English Department is sponsoring a showing of the new documentary film The Pervert's Guide to Ideology by Sophie Fiennes and Slavoj Žižek. The film re-teams cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Žižek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter’s They Live (“one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left”), Titanic and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Žižek’s stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant. The film will be followed by a panel discussion including Dr. Bradley Butterfield, Dr. David Hart, Dr. Bryan Kopp, Dr. Kate Parker, Dr. Adam Putz, and Dr. Rob Wilkie. The event is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295.