“The only interesting answers are those which destroy the question.” Susan Sontag


18 March 2015, 19.30h, Rialto Amsterdam


Nancy Kates
USA | 2014 | 100 min

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a vibrant portrait of the American essayist, critic, novelist, filmmaker, outspoken feminist, and public intellectual Susan Sontag
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.
Fiercely private about her personal life, but coolly fearless in the public arena, Sontag commanded attention for more than four decades through a rich output of writings and films.

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG explores Sontag’s life through archival materials, animations, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by Patricia Clarkson.

From her early infatuation with books to her first experience in a gay bar; from her early marriage to her most controversial public pronouncements, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic whose works on photography, war, illness, art and terrorism still resonate today.

Special Jury Prize – 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

“A brutally honest portrait of one of the most important intellectual icons of the last century.” – Looped Magazine

“An intimate tribute to a woman who was “constantly being reborn” in her public assessment of the world around her. […] A serious-minded and aesthetically ambitious portrait.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Cracking the Frame

A monthly program featuring an international selection of critically acclaimed arts documentaries and artists’ films.
Cracking the Frame focuses on the creative intersection between art and film through thought-provoking cinematic portraits of the life and work of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.
Each film is theatrically unreleased in The Netherlands and will be screened in English or with English subtitles.

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