What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

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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 (“Paulettes”) and infuriated her detractors on a weekly basis. read more
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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 (“Paulettes”) and infuriated her detractors on a weekly basis. Her turbo-charged prose famously championed the New Hollywood Cinema of the late 1960s and ‘70s (BONNIE AND CLYDE, NASHVILLE, CARRIE, TAXI DRIVER) and the work of major European directors (François Truffaut, Bernardo Bertolucci), while mercilessly panning some of the biggest studio hits (THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, DIRTY HARRY). Her creepy battle with Andrew Sarris and his auteur theory was legendary, and her stint in Hollywood, trying her hand at producing, was a disaster. 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.

Original Release

11/11/2018

US Release

11/11/2018

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Directors

Rob Garver

Writers

Rob Garver

Cast

Woody Allen Self
Lili Anolik Herself / Self
Alec Baldwin Himself / Self
Carol Baum Herself / Self
Thomas Baum Self
William Peter Blatty Self
Peter Bogdanovich Self
John Boorman Himself / Self
Johnny Carson Self
Dick Cavett Self
Francis Ford Coppola Himself / Self
Christopher Durang Self
David Edelstein Self
Rob Garver Woody Allen
John Guare Himself / Self
Joel Haberli William Shawn / George Roy Hill
Molly Haskell Herself / Self
Debbie Irwin Carol Burnett / Letter Writers
Gina James Herself / Self
Pauline Kael Herself (archive footage) / Self

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Editors

Rob Garver

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