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Althusser: An Intellectual Adventure

Synopsis
This film traces the development of Louis Althusse’s thought and his influence on French philosophers like Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, and Barthes. Featuring footage of the only TV interview he gave (to RAI) the film engages with Althusser’s work on Marxist theory - to which he applied the Freudian concept of overdetermination - and his concept of ideological state apparatuses: institutions and social structures including schools, churches, and families, that serve to reinforce the capitalist state. The film also explores Althusser’s own struggles with mental illness and how he related this to his work.
Language
English
Country
France
Year of release
2017
Notes
English subtitles
Subjects
Philosophy
Keywords
communism; Communist Party; French philosophy; Freud, Sigmund; Marxism; political systems; psychology; Althusser, Louis (1918-1990)

Credits

Director
Bruno Oliviero

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$390.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
55 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

Icarus Films

Email
mail@icarusfilms.com
Web
http://icarusfilms.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 718 488 8900
Fax
+1 718 488 8642
Address
32 Court Street
21st Floor
Brooklyn
NY 11201
USA
Notes
A US distributor with an extensive collection of mainly independently-made documentary films from around the world on social, arts and humanities topics. Dedicated to distributing films about people and ideas too often unseen or unheard. Not all titles are for sale on DVD or digital streaming outside the US. Previouslyknown as First Run/Icarus Films.

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