Archive Fever! 7.0
Regarding Susan Sontag
dir. Nancy Kates, USA, 2014, DCP, color, 100 min.
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. Endlessly curious, passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. This beautifully constructed documentary tracks Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, 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 early marriage to her 15-year relationship with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, Regarding Susan Sontag is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism continue to resonate today.
by Mercedes Cebrián Coello, PhD Candidate in the Department of Hispanic Studies
at the University of Pennsylvania, and a current resident of International
House. Mercedes will share her thoughts and experiences of working on a
translation of a current volume on Susan Sontag into the Spanish language.