DERRIDA opens in New York City on October 23 at the Film Forum
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'A Pleasure to Watch...blissful!' - Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

'One of the best docs at Sundance' - Dennis Lim, Village Voice

DERRIDA, an award-winning new documentary about the brilliant and controversial French philosopher Jacques opens at the Film Forum in NYC Oct 23 - Nov 5. Best known as the founder of "deconstruction", Derrida's work has radically influenced the fields of literature, art, architecture, fashion, music and critical theory, inalterably marking the intellectual landscape of the 20th and 21st centuries. Bursting onto the academic scene in 1967 with the simultaneous publication of major philosophical works (OF GRAMMATOLOGY, WRITING AND DIFFERANCE, SPEECH AND PHENOMENA), Derrida's writing forged an indelible critique of Western metaphysics and how it affects and structures both language and thought. Directed by the acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (SICK) and Amy Ziering Kofman (a former student), DERRIDA premiered to standing room only crowds and rave reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival before playing in film festivals throughout the world. Its bold visual style, mesmerizing score by Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, and novel editorial approach create a rich, lively cinematic experience - one that at once questions, provokes, and entertains. The most ambitious cinematic project ever undertaken with a world class philosopher, DERRIDA is a fascinating portrait of the life and legacy of one of the greatest and most influential intellectual icons of our time.

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