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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael, the New Yorker film critic for 25 years until the early 1990s, was a lightning rod of American culture. She waged a battle to be recognized and her opinions made her readers hate or love her. Her distinctive voice pioneered the art form, and was largely a result of stubborn determination, huge confidence, and a deep love of the arts. The movie also shows 20th-century movies through Pauline's eye, and shows Pauline's own life through moments of other movies. The filmmakers had complete access to the subject -- through Gina James, Pauline's only child and the executor of her estate; friends and colleagues; and Pauline's personal archives. With over 30 new interviews, including David O. Russell, Quentin Tarantino, Camille Paglia, Molly Haskell, Alec Baldwin Greil Marcus, Paul Schrader, John Guare and Joe Morgenstern. Sarah Jessica Parker voices Pauline through her writing and letters.

 

Critical Notes

"Not only explores the special talent of Kael and what made her famous, but is also a snapshot of a volatile and exciting era of film history."  -G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Film Information

Director: Rob Garver
Featuring:: Woody Allen, Lili Anolik, Alec Baldwin 
Year: 2018
Runtime: 98 min 
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: FilmsWeLike
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

 

Screenings

DateCircuit CentreLocation
April 08, 2020Fundy Cinema
Acadia Cinema Co-op's Al Whittle Theatre
Wolfville, NS

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.