Kaunas IFF Film Club Screening: "Regarding Susan Sontag"

  • 2018 october 25 19:00  Kaunas Culture Centre "Tautos namai", Kęstučio st. 1., Kaunas

After intensive September with Kaunas International Film Festival we are happy to invite you to continue celebrating autumn of cinema together with the screenings of Kaunas IFF film club. 

On October 25th 7:00 pm at Kaunas Culture Centre (Kęstučio st. 1) – a film “Regarding Susan Sontag” (2014), created by American filmmaker and writer Nancy Kates.

Regarding Susan Sontag
This film 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. More than any other thinker of her day, Sontag was watched, viewed, photographed and stared at. She was gazed at, and she looked back, very carefully, particularly at language and metaphor and at photography and what she called "the ecology of images." "Regarding Susan Sontag" gives viewers the chance to watch Sontag while she examines the world.

Director – Nancy Kates
USA, 2014, documentary, 101 min., English with Lithuanian subtitles, N-13

About the director
Nancy Kates is a filmmaker and writer based in Berkeley, California. She co-produced and directed Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin with New York filmmaker Bennett Singer. Brother Outsider premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, with a national broadcast on the PBS program P.O.V. The film received numerous awards, including the 2004 GLAAD Media Award, and audience awards at the major American gay and lesbian film festivals. It also received the award for best feature film at New York’s New Festival and a number of jury prizes. Kates is a former producer of Computer Chronicles, the PBS series, and has worked as a producer, writer, and story consultant on various documentary projects. She also speaks frequently at schools, colleges and universities. Kates is a graduate of Stanford’s documentary film and television program; her M.A. thesis project, Their Own Vietnam, received the 1995 Student Academy Award in Documentary. She worked as a journalist in New York and Boston before turning to film.

Information about tickets
Full price – 4 eur.
For students and viewers with disabilities – 3 eur (with ID).
Free for seniors (because October in Kaunas is dedicated to seniors:).

Tickets are available on TIKETA (additional service fee is applicable) or in the event location on the event day (1 hour before the beginning).

Kaunas IFF Film Club is supported by Lithuanian Film Centre.
Partners: Kaunas culture centre, Vytautas Magnus University, "Kauno diena".