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Regarding Susan Sontag

Synopsis
An investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. This documentary 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, the film examines a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism continue to resonate today.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2014
Year of production
2014
Notes
The film won the Best Use of Footage in an Arts Production at the 2015 Focal International Awards.
Subjects
Arts and Humanities; Media studies
Keywords
cultural theory; feminism; Sontag, Susan (1933-2004)

Credits

Director
Nancy Kates

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$395
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
100 mins
Year
2015

Production Company

Name

Question Why Films

Distributor

Name

Women Make Movies Inc

Email
info@wmm.com
Web
http://www.wmm.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 925 0606
Fax
+1 212 925 2052
Address
462 Broadway
Suite 500WS (at Grand Street)
New York
NY 10013
USA
Notes
US company distributing independent films by and about women. The collection consists of more than 500 documentary, experimental, animation, dramatic and mixed-genre titles. The films and videotapes represent a diversity of styles, subjects and perspectives in women’s lives.

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