Sunday February 1st Noon The Screening Room
REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG d.Nancy Kates/100min/USA/2014
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 evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson.From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence 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.
2014: TRIBECA (WINNER SPECIAL JURY PRIZE)
The Gaze – d. Noelle Duddrege/Canada/1:44min/2013
Exploring the concept of the common space all women share, “The Gaze,” questions notions of acceptable female behavior and appearance in the patriarchal society.
Humour, Another- d. Yiyang Liu/Canada/5:20min/2014
Humour, Another is an experimental film that uses unconventional sequences of classic Hollywood Cinema to explore gender outside its traditional binary.