Regarding Susan Sontag

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Regarding Susan Sontag (2014)

Country: USA

Duration: 100 min.

Genre: Documentary, Biography

Director: Nancy D. Kates

Screenplay: Nancy D. Kates, John Haptas

Producers: Nancy D. Kates, Rachel Antel, Arwen Kerry, Tom Dolby

Operator: Sophia E. Constantinou

Composer: Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Editor: John Haptas

Nomination: Competition, A true story

Age limitations: 18+

Plot

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 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 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.

Rewards and nominations

  • GALECA 2015 - Nominated: Documentary of the Year
  • Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2014 - Nominated: Special Jury Award
  • Tribeca Film Festival 2014 - Won: Best Documentary Feature