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Women Make Movies takes educational rights to “Sontag”

U.S. non-profit group Women Make Movies has picked up exhibition and educational rights to Nancy Kates's documentary Regarding Susan Sontag (pictured).
December 4, 2014

U.S. non-profit group Women Make Movies (WMM) has picked up exhibition and educational rights to Nancy Kates’s documentary Regarding Susan Sontag (pictured).

The film, which traces the life of the late cultural critic, is being handled by WMM as part of the group’s Distribution Service, which releases films directed by women to institutions that use non-commercial, educational media in their programs.

Through the service, films are screened everywhere from media arts centers and museums to institutions such as hospitals and labor unions.

WMM will release the film beginning in March. Meanwhile, HBO – which has broadcast and digital rights – will debut the doc on December 8 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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