"That director Nancy Kates manages to hit so many important pivot points in Sontag's life and career in a cinematically engaging way feels like a small miracle."
"Serious-minded and aesthetically ambitious...
does justice to a hard-to-pigeonhole intellectual."
Women Make Movies is thrilled to announce that 2015 New Release REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG by Nancy Kates is available today!
Recipient of a Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and screened at 30 festivals globally, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th Century. Endlessly curious, passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. This beautifully constructed documentary, that The New York Times calls "compelling" and "perceptive,"tracks Sontag's life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words as read by Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books to her first experience in a gay bar; from her early marriage to her 15-year relationship with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism continue to resonate today.
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone.
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