Silverspot Cinema
300 SE 3rd St #100 Miami, FL 33131(305) 536-5000

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

Florida Premiere


Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 95min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Documentary Achievement Award

With a voice that stood out for its personal, innovative approach to film, and incisive, eye-opening opinions that often strongly differed from those of her peers and readers, Pauline Kael was a force of nature. As film critic for The New Yorker from 1968 to 1991, her controversial opinions made her a divisive personality, but her writing nevertheless had a monumental influence on film criticism and American culture at large. To this day, she is quoted as an inspiration to many, pioneering a critical style that is still widely influential.

2019 marks Pauline Kael’s centenary, and what better way to honor her extraordinary life than through the art form she loved with such fervor? In this fantastic documentary, we take a peek into not only 20th century movie culture through her writing, but are also shown Pauline’s life through the very movies she wrote about so passionately. Featuring new interviews with Paul Schrader, David Edelstein, David O. Russell, Quentin Tarantino, and Alec Baldwin, and with Sarah Jessica Parker lending her voice to read Kael’s personal writings and letters, What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael is a remarkable love letter to one of the most influential voices of American film writing in the 20th century.


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Director: Rob Garver
Producer: Rob Garver, Glen Zipper
Screenwriter: Rob Garver
Executive Producer: Bobby Campbell
Production Company: 29Pictures LLC

Music: Rick Baitz
Cinematographer: Vincent C. Ellis
Editor: Rob Garver, Melanie Vi Levy

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Camille Paglia, Paul Schrader, Molly Haskell, Tom Pollock, Alec Baldwin

Rob Garver

Rob Garver is an American director based in New York. He has directed several short films, including “The Man in the Yellow Cap” (1998), “Two Roads from Belfast, Maine” (2002), and “Comic Belief: Dan Piraro” (2007). What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018) world premiered at DOC NYC.

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