A portrait of the work and life of controversial film critic Pauline Kael, and her battle to achieve success and influence in the 20th century movie business. In a field that has historically embraced few women film critics, Kael was charismatic, controversial, witty, and discerning. Her decades-long berth at The New Yorker energized her fans and infuriated her detractors on a weekly basis. Sarah Jessica Parker reads from Kael’s reviews; filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Paul Schrader, and Francis Ford Coppola and critics Camille Paglia, Molly Haskell, Greil Marcus, and David Edelstein speak to her enormous gifts and influence.
“The most powerful, loved, and hated film critic of her time.” – Roger Ebert on Pauline Kael (1919-2001).
Rob Garver | Documentary, Biography | 98 mins | USA | 2019 | $12
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