Screening: Regarding Susan Sontag + Q&A

Screening Friday 22 May 2015, 7:00 PM

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Nancy Kates.

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 tracks Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, and colleagues, as well as her own words as read by Patricia Clarkson.

From her early infatuation with books to her rise to celebrity; 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.

Directed by Nancy Kates
Duration: 59′
Year: 2014
Distributor: Women Make Movies