Regarding Susan Sontag is an intimate study of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Endlessly curious and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political, and feminist icons of her generation. Nancy Kates’ in-depth documentary tracks Sontag’s seminal, life-changing moments through 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 first marriage to her last lover, Regarding Susan Sontag is a nuanced investigation into the life of a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, and terrorism still resonate today.
Length: 101 minutes
Director: Nancy Kates
Screenwriter: Nancy Kates, John Haptas
Producer: Nancy Kates
Editor: John Haptas
Associate Producer: Susannah Morse
Cinematographer: Sophie Constantinou
Composer: Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Laura Karpman
Co-Producer: Rachel Antell
Graphic Designer: Dave Tecson
Post-Production Coordinator: Nina Goodby
2nd Associate Producer: Arwen Curry
Cast: Patricia Clarkson
Based in Berkeley, California, Nancy D. Kates produced and directed the highly-acclaimed feature documentary, Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin, with Bennett Singer. The film premiered in competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and as a special of the PBS series, POV. It went on to win more than 25 awards worldwide, including the 2004 GLAAD Media Award.