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Poster for Derrida


Director: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick Run Time: 84 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2002

Starring: Jacques Derrida

Sakamoto wrote the opening theme for this intriguing documentary about the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstructionism. Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, no strangers to contentious subjects, create an appropriately metatextual portrait of Derrida… who is clear about his belief that no documentary can accurately portray him. 

“An absolutely first-rate documentary about his life and thought that is the cinematic equivalent of a mind-expanding drug.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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