Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is the first authorized film about the life and work of the controversial Russian-born author of such renowned novels as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
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 an Oscar® nominated 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 total book sales have exceeded 30 million copies.
Drawing from personal papers and public archives across two continents, the film combines fact, dramatizations and an intimate weave of interviews with Leonard Peikoff (Ayn Rand’s intellectual heir), television journalist Mike Wallace and others, 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.
Blu-ray Release Date: 17 July 2015
Written & Directed by: Michael Paxton
Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger
1080p HD / Color / 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio / Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Film: Blu-ray
Bonus Features: DVD
Running Time: 143 Min.
Genre: Documentary / Biography
-Photo Gallery of some never-before-seen photos: Ayn Rand & Frank O'Connor
-To Lorne Dieterling, deleted dance sequence from the film
-Stills from the filmed version of Ayn Rand's play, Ideal
-Stills of Kay Gonda's 'movie roles' from Ideal
-Bonus Footage of outtakes from the film: Additional interviews with friends of Ayn Rand
-The complete filmed version of Ayn Rand's play, Ideal
-Episode of Filmmakers - An interview with Director Michael Paxton on the making of Ayn Rand: A -Sense of Life
-Cast & Crew Bios
-Website information and reading list