THANK YOU to everyone who made the kickstarter campaign a tremendous success for this hour-long film following the celebrated writer Ursula K. Le Guin as she navigates stormy literary waters and reflects on her fascinating life.
“Susan Sontag was one of the most influential literary, feminist and political icons of her time… Nancy Kates’s documentary, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG, gives a vast look at the life of the cultural critic, from her personal love life to her bold, brilliant writings on art and politics.”
—Erin Whitney, Huffington Post
THE LIGHT AT WALDEN is a visual poem shot at Walden Pond, Massachusetts, interweaving pieces of Thoreau’s texts and a war resister’s personal journey on a wilderness island in Canada.
A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, Matt Wolf’s TEENAGE is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, and others.
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.
Films by Henry Ferrini: POLIS IS THIS and LOWELL BLUES will screen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as part of Beat Memories. Saturday, June 26th.
Author William Least Heat-Moon reunites with the people and land of tallgrass prairie and discovers one of America’s most environmentally advanced communities.
Lowell Blues remembers the place Jack Kerouac could not forget. Fusing visual history, language and jazz into a 30-minute film poem, Lowell Blues illuminates Kerouac’s childhood holy land.
Vincent Ferrini calls himself, “the living poem.” At 80 years of age his enthusiasm and energy for life is infectious. Poem In Action portrays the forces which forged him as a poet: his life as an immigrant’s son and factory worker, the Great Depression, the Communist Party and the poetics of place.
Polis Is This wrestles with the six foot eight inch, 275-pound Colossus of Poetry – Charles Olson, in the squared circle of understanding. Through never-before seen footage and interviews, actor John Malkovich leads an all-star ensemble in a search and explore mission.