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Apr 162018
 

Icarus Films

Mark Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday!


Icarus Films presents

Marx Reloaded

A film by Jason Barker

Street Date: 05/01/18

“Lively!”
Time Out

“A roll call of some of the heavyweights in Marxist philosophy.”
Socialist Review

Marking Marx’s bicentennial on May 5th and complementing our Capitalism box set release announced yesterday (see press release), Icarus Films is excited to also bring Marx Reloaded to home video DVD, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes on 05/01/18.

Can Karl Marx’s ideals still help us understand capitalism, inequality and the global economic and financial crisis of recent years? Today, a new generation of philosophers, artists and political activists are returning to Marx’s ideas in order to consider: Is a world without or beyond capitalism possible?

Marx Reloaded explores these questions with leading thinkers on Marxism, including those at the forefront of its popular revival. The film also includes interviews with leading skeptics, as well as light-hearted animated sequences which follow Marx’s adventures through the matrix of his own ideas.

Amongst the experts: Slavoj Zizek, Antonio Negri, Jacques Ranciere, Norbert Bolz, Micha Brumlik, John Gray, Michael Hardt, Nina Power, Peter Sloterdijk and Alberto Toscano.

Bonus feature: Also included in the DVD only is the short film Marx for Beginners. Based on the book by the Mexican cartoonist, Rius, Marx for Beginners is a humorous animated film that highlights Marx’s most influential ideas and places them in context with western civilization by introducing Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, da Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo and Descartes. And all in 6-minutes!

 

“Can’t recommend this film highly enough!”
Counterpunch

“A great introduction to Marx for a new generation. Highly recommended.”
—Simon Critchley (professor of philosophy at The New School,
moderator of The Stone, author of “Faith of the Faithless”)

“Entertaining and thought-provoking.”
Bturn

“Compelling.”
Little White Lies

 

Watch the trailer for Marx Reloaded

 

MARX RELOADED
A film by Jason Barker
Street Date: 05/01/18
2011 • 52 min • Color • Not Rated • Closed Captioned • 1.78:1
SRP: $24.98 • UPC: 8-54565-00234-0

MARX FOR BEGINNERS
A film by Bob Godfrey
1978 • 6 min • Color • 1.78:1
Produced by Cucumber Studios

An Icarus Films Release

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