Last week, as I was whiling away time between classes, I came across a review of the documentary film Examined Life. The title references Socrates, who stated, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” The film follows eight philosophers as they talk about provocative philosophical questions. “It takes tremendous discipline, it takes tremendous courage to think for yourself,” Cornel West says at the beginning of the preview. Intrigued, I looked into where it was playing. It will be shown in only three upstate New York theaters, and one of them is the Cornell Cinema.