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Regarding Susan Sontag

Nancy Kates / United States / 2014 / 100 ' / English


John Haptas
Nancy D. Kates & John Haptas
Sophia E. Constantinou
Laura Karpman
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
Nancy D. Kates & Rachel Antell
Executive Producer: Tom Dolby
Associate Producer: Arwen Curry & Susannah Patrice Morse
Motion Graphics Designer: David Tecson
Creative Consultant: Veronica Selver
Susi Walsh: Strategic Advisor

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection: Hamburg International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection: United Nations Association Film Festival at Stanford Unviersity, 2014
Official Selection: Slovak Queer Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection: Ghent International Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection: Vermont International Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection: Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2014
Official Selection: Gender Bender Festival, Bologna, Italy, 2014
Official Selection: Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, 2014
Official Selection: Lesgaicinemad, Madrid Gay & Lesbian Film festival, 2014
Official Selection: Philedelphia Jewish Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection: Jewish International Film festival, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, 2014
Official Selection: IDFA, Amsterdam, 2014
Official Selection: Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection: Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2014
Official Selection: Outburst Queet Arts Festival, Belfast, Ireland, 2014
Official Selection: Seattle International Film Festival, 2014
Winner: Special Jury prize, Tribeca Film Festival, 2014

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An intriguing and measured biographical foray into the life and times of the inimitable and controversial scholar, thinker and writer Susan Sontag.


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. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today. More than any other thinker of her day, Sontag was watched, viewed, photographed and stared at. She was gazed at, and she looked back, very carefully, particularly at language and metaphor and at photography and what she called “the ecology of images.” REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG gives viewers the chance to watch Sontag while she examines the world.


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