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Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

Street Date:
July 28th, 2015
Movie Release Year:
2015
Studio:
Strand Releasing
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Documentary

Director:

Michael Paxton

Plot Synopsis:

Academy Award Nomination - Best Documentary Feature
Remastered and approved by Director Michael Paxton!

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is the first authorized film look at the life and work of the controversial Russian-born author. The writer of such renowned novels as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged is now the subject of a virtual '...multimedia...Ayn Rand Fest,' as reported by Newsweek. Written, produced and directed by Michael Paxton, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is a flux of events, ideas, emotions and accomplishments - all combining to create a portrait of one woman's genius and point of view. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Sharon Gless, the documentary offers millions of fans the opportunity to relive the drama of Ayn Rand's life and fiction: from her early childhood and escape from Soviet Russia to her struggle and triumph as an American writer whose book sales exceed 500,000 copies annually after five decades in print. Drawing from personal papers and public archives across two continents, the film combines fact, literary fiction and an intimate weave of interviews with intellectual heir Leonard Peikoff, television journalist Mike Wallace, as well as rare photos, film footage and an original film-noir scene from her 1934 play, Ideal. The material captures Rand's life-long themes of reason, rational selfishness and political freedom. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, sweeping from pre-revolutionary Russia to contemporary America, tells the story of a 'ferocious angel,' a woman, and thinker who continues to incite the curiosity and passion of millions.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • TBA

Audio Formats

  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles/Captions

  • English SDH

Supplements

  • Photo Gallery of some never-before-seen photos: Ayn Rand & Frank O'Connor; IDEAL: Stills from the filmed version of Ayn Rand's play and Kay Gonda's "movie roles"; TO LORNE DIETERLING: deleted dance sequence from the film.
  • Bonus Footage of outtakes from the film: IDEAL: The complete filmed version of scenes from Ayn Rand's play; Additional interviews with friends of Ayn Rand; and an episode of FILMMAKERS: An interview with Director Michael Paxton on the making of AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE.
  • Cast & Crew Bios
  • Website information & Reading list
  • Strand Trailers