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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael​

Year: 2018
Director: Rob Garver
Format: DCP / Category IIB
Type: Screening
Length: 98 min.
Language: English (with Chinese subtitles)
Audience: Everyone
Location: House 1

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael​

From 1968 to 1991, Pauline Kael ruled as a film oracle from the pages of the New Yorker. Praised for her highly opinionated and feisty writing style, and criticized for her subjective and sometimes ruthless reviews, her writing was loved and hated in equal measure. Kael panned films that fan adored, such as The Sound of Music, and raved about others that polarised audiences, such as Bonnie and Clyde. An inspired and passionate combination of her own writing (as read by Sarah Jessica Parker), contemporary interviews, and excerpts from the films Kael wrote about, What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael is a captivating portrait of a tough grande dame of cinema, as well as a celebration of a bygone era of cinephilia.

The screening on 11 September will be followed by a post-screening talk in Cantonese with M+ Curator of Hong Kong Film and Media Li Cheuk-to.

'What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael'​ Trailer
'What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael'​ Trailer

About the Director

Rob Garver (b. 1959, Boston) studied at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Currently based in New York, he writes and directs short films that he also produces, and which are screened in local New York cinemas and on cable television. Garver has written, directed, and edited several short films, including the narratives Two Roads From Belfast, Maine and The Man in the Yellow Cap, as well as documentary film Comic Belief.