There are myriad informative interviews in the film, with Leibovitz, Kollisch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Fran Lebowitz, Stephen Koch and others, but this is far from the usual exaltation of talking heads. Instead, with cinematographer Sophia Constantinou, and a haunting musical score by Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Kates has created a fact-based profile, but with boldly evocative impressionist strokes that mirror the complexity of Sontag’s life and career. -David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
Out now digitally from Lakeshore Records: Regarding Susan Sontag (Original Motion Picture Score) featuring the score by four-time Emmy-winning Composer Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. Regarding Susan Sontag, which won the Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, is documentary about Susan Sontag: critic, novelist, filmmaker, political activist and the “rock star of intellectuals.” Watch Regarding Susan Sontag directed by Nancy D. Kates on HBO throughout the month of December (check local listings). The soundtrack CD is coming soon!
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Regarding Susan Sontag (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | CD coming soon
01 Regarding Susan Sontag
02 The Critique of Pure Reason
03 A Real Bookstore, Where To Sin in San Francisco
04 Being 24, A Loss of Personality
06 Childhood, The Truth is Something Told
07 Remarkable People
08 Notes on Camp
09 Against Interpretation
11 Image of Myself
12 Jasper Johns
13 Kidnapped by the Movies
14 On Photography
15 People Remember Only Photographs
16 Guardians of Language, A Culture of War
17 I Am In Love
18 New York City, The Power in Being an Exception
19 Everything Remembered is Dear, Illness as Metaphor
21 Solitude, AIDS and its Metaphors
22 It Hurts to Love, The Package of Susan Sontag
23 Truth, Cancer
24 Death is the Opposite of Everything
Director: Nancy Kates. Cast: Voiced by Patricia Clarkson.
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 figures of her generation. The documentary explores Sontags life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson.
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Watch Regarding Susan Sontag on HBO throughout the month of December (check local listings).