THE BLOG

23
Oct

What She Said: The Art Of Pauline Kael selected as finalist in 2015 Paley DocPitch Competition

How do you sell a documentary? Watch and learn as five preselected up-and-coming nonfiction filmmakers pitch their ideas before a live audience and a group of eminent documentarians.

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13
Oct

The New York Times

The Gonzo Vision of Quentin Tarantino

In the darkening light of the Hollywood Hills, Bret Easton Ellis bonds with the pulp filmmaker over their shared love of cinema and his crusade to continue telling stories that are both forward-thinking and timeless.

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01
Oct

The New Yorker

“In a 2011 magazine piece about the great and controversial Pauline Kael, who served as The New Yorkers film critic from 1968 until 1991, Nathan Heller described the propulsive, sometimes vexing singularity of her voice like this:”

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01
Oct

Huffington Post

“Quentin Tarantino Calls Pauline Kael The Kerouac Of Film Critics In Upcoming Documentary”

By Erin Whitney

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22
Jul

Our KICKSTARTER in the New Yorker and Huff Post

Some of you might know that we launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise finishing funds for the film. Since it went online, the campaign has garnered a bunch of great press, including pieces in the New Yorker, Pauline’s former home, and the Huffington Post.

Besides that, here’s a nice mention from Film Pulse, another from The Film Stage, and from Sound on Sight which says: “We’re huge fans of the Roget Ebert documentary Life Itself, but now we could be getting a movie based on the life of a critic who inspired even him.”

Much good news!

– Shuchi

08
Jul

Indiewire, Project of the Day

“‘What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael’ Examines the Genius of One of the Most Celebrated Film Critics”

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08
Jul

UPDATE, Summer 2015:

With principal photography now complete, we have launched a Kickstarter campaign to seek finishing funds for the documentary. Find our project on Kickstarter under “New & Noteworthy” or by clicking this link

04
Jun

Vanity Fair

By Katey Rich

“Hey directors: next time you get a bad review, just remember, critics hated Citizen Kane when it first opened, too. That’s the lesson learned by David O. Russell, at least, in reading the work of Pauline Kael…Russell is far from the only filmmaker who’s been hugely influenced by Kael. What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael documentary includes interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Paul Schrader, Robert Towne, Francis Ford Coppola, and Alec Baldwin”

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02
Jun

Rockcritics

“It’s interesting what a big deal having strong opinions was for critics back then. It’s far down the list of what I look for now.”

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27
May

Indiewire

By Sam Adams

“What She Said comes at an important juncture, as Kael’s stock seems to have fallen in recent years, or at least her name is no longer spoken with the same reverence. But the live-wire crackle of her prose has not diminished with time, and her ability to break from the herd without (usually) descending into petty squabbling is sorely missed.”

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