Nancy Kates

Nancy Kates Nancy Kates produced and directed the HBO documentary Regarding Susan Sontag, which received a Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. It has screened at over 130 film festivals in 35 countries, receiving several honors, including a FOCAL International Award. Ms. Magazine named the film one of 2014’s top ten feminist films, while critics called it “compelling” and “perceptive” (NY Times); “a stunning portrait” (IDFA);, praising its “boldly evocative impressionist strokes” (SF Chronicle). Kates produced and directed Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin, with Bennett Singer. It premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and on “POV," winning more than 25 awards. Critics described it as “a potent piece of historical rediscovery” (LA Times); “beautifully crafted” (Boston Globe); and “powerful and startling” (The Advocate). Kates’ received the 1995 Student Academy Award for her M.A. film Their Own Vietnam. In 2014, she was named to the OUT 100.