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Regarding Susan Sontag

Regarding Susan Sontag

1h40m USA 2014


Rotten Tomatoes 86% high rating!

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.

"As Kates's documentary makes clear, few authors seized as fully the range of experience, intellectual and physical, that the writing life allowed."-Nathan Heller, Vogue


Country: USA
Language: EnglishFrench
Director: Nancy D. Kates
Awards: Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2014, Tribeca Film Festival 2014 - Best Documentary Feature Special Mention, Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2015 - Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival 2014

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