Strand Releasing has acquired domestic distribution rights to the documentary “Ayn Rand — A Sense of Life.”
Written and directed by Michael Paxton and narrated by Sharon Gless, “Sense” looks at Rand’s career as an author, philosopher and screenwriter, as well as her personal life.
Strand co-president Jon Gerrans described the film as “a fascinating portrait of one of the most original and controversial thinkers of the 20th century.”
The Russian-born Rand wrote more than dozen books including “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead.” She was a staunch defender of individualism and capitalism who once declared, “Altruism is the curse of the world.”
The docu comes at a time when Rand’s writings are the basis for a number of dramatic features in development, including Oliver Stone’s remake of “The Fountainhead.” The original was released in 1949 starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal
The filmmakers were represented in the deal by Joel Levinson of Levinson Prods.