Pauline Kael is among the most famous and pioneering film critics of the 20th century. Writing for The New Yorker and publishing a dozen best-selling books, she ruthlessly pursued what made a film work or not, and why. Her passion made her both admired and loathed by her audience.
Director Rob Garver weaves archival interviews with Kael, includes commentary from Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Schrader, Molly Haskell and features Sarah Jessica Parker reading Kael’s words. WHAT SHE SAID beautifully captures what made Pauline Kael’s work so individual and so damned good.