“A BLUESMAN IN THE LIFE OF THE MIND”
On my “best of ’08” list is a sub-category for the best films I saw on the fest circuit that have distribution in ’09, and one of my favorites of these is Astra Taylor’s Examined Life. It’s a documentary in which the director takes eight philosophers to the streets and explores the way in which their ideas bleed back and forth between the world and their consciousnesses. It’s a smart, heady film that is also an especially warm, engaging, and high-spirited viewing experience. Here is the just released official trailer.