4/20/04 - The Rio Hondo College French Club in conjunction with the Writes of Spring Festival is proud to present an official screening of the award-winning  documentary film


A Film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman

"DERRIDA is the award-winning film documenting the life and works of French philosopher Jacques Derrida.  Credited as the 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. The film,directed by filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman, premiered to standing room only crowds and rave reviews at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival before being screened at film festivals throughout the world. Since then, the film has been screened at such universities as Yale, Cornell, Princeton, Amherst and Brown.The film's 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 New York Times
A Pleasure to Watch...blissful! Derrida shows himself to be self-deprecating, quick-witted and self-aware.
- Elvis Mitchell

he Los Angeles Times
The great pleasure of DERRIDA, an absolutely first-rate documentary about his life and thought that is the cinematic equivalent of a mind-expanding drug, is how invigorating and refreshing it is to be in the presence of such a powerful, agile intellect. - Kenneth Turan

The Screening will be held on April 20 from 7:00 - 9:30pm in the Wray Theater
on the Rio Hondo College campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

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