Archive of films What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael / What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
2018, 96 min
Section: Out of the Past
A tribute to a film critic who held herself to the same high standard as the movies she wrote about. Drawing on interviews with her contemporaries and excerpts of her writing, What She Said paints a portrait of an exceptional individual, set against a montage of lively and creative scenes from groundbreaking works of cinema.
A look at the extraordinary film critic Pauline Kael (1919-2011) as seen by her contemporaries and through excerpts from her writings. The interviews are accompanied by a fresh and creative montage of scenes from groundbreaking works of cinema. This biographical film shows the difficult path that Kael had to follow to become one of her country’s most influential critics. It looks at key moments in her career from the perspective of cinematic history and the principles that determined her style. Kael believed that a sense of responsibility towards oneself, the audience, and the filmmakers produced the best possible work in terms of both style and content. But like an artist, she also heeded instinct when writing, loved her chosen field unconditionally, and blazed her own trail regardless of the risk.
About the director
Rob Garver (b. 1959, Boston, USA). Selected filmography: The Man in the Yellow Cap (2001, short), Two Roads from Belfast, Maine (2004, short), The Gates (2005, short), Comic Belief: Dan Piraro (2007, short), Blue Sky, or Why I Love New York (2009, short), What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018, doc.)
About the film
|Section:||Out of the Past|
|Screenplay:||Rob Garver, Melanie Vi Levy|
|Dir. of Photography:||Vincent E. Ellis|
|Producer:||Rob Garver, Glen Zipper, Sean Stuart|
|Production:||29 Pictures LLC|
|Coproduction:||Good Wizard Productions LLC|