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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

2018, Rob Garver, USA, 99 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 10th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 10th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 11th 5:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 12th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 13th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 14th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 15th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Jan 16th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

"Exquisitely crafted…a pure, uncut hit of the tastiest cinephile candy imaginable."—Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"Candid and lively…a no-brainer for film buffs."—Kent Turner, Film-Forward

Pauline Kael may or may not have been the greatest film critic of all time, but she was certainly the most memorably opinionated, and her celebrated opinions impacted the course of film history to an extent perhaps unmatched by any other critic. An outsider to the Manhattan-centered "boys club" of the critical establishment, the Bay Area-based Kael came to prominence with her surprise best-seller I Lost It at the Movies in 1965 and, after securing a weekly platform at The New Yorker, became the most attention-getting critical voice of her time. Through copious film clips, archival TV interviews, talking heads fervently pro and con, and readings of Kael's famously feisty prose by Sarah Jessica Parker, this lively documentary portrait captures both the charisma of Kael and the heady ferment of an era when films—and film criticism—mattered more than ever before and, perhaps, since. DCP digital. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL and get a ticket for any one film in the Kael's Causes Célèbres series at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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