Regarding Susan Sontag

  • Tues Apr 14
Regarding Susan Sontag
Nancy Kates

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, 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 is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism continue to resonate today. “Serious-minded and aesthetically ambitious...does justice to a hard-to-pigeonhole intellectual.” (Hollywood Reporter) Recipient of a Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival


DVD color
1 hour 40 minutes
release year/country
2014 USA