Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life—Synopsis
Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Defying the death warrant of the Soviet Union, she came to America as a temporary visitor in 1926 but remained for the rest of her life. Later, she would also defy the cultural and political views of contemporary America in such best-selling novels as THE FOUNTAINHEAD and ATLAS SHRUGGED. Her unique philosophy . . . [continue]

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Opening


Ayn Rand in Hollywood


Ayn Rand's Ideal Man

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A Sense of Life is now available at Netflix
June 2005.

A Sense of Life Collector’s Edition
August 2004: A Sense of Life is now available in a Collector’s Edition, 2-disc set as part of Strand Releasing’s new “Director’s Vision Series.” Containing a widescreen edition of the original theatrical version of the documentary with interactive menus, this set also includes an additional disk with a multitude of bonus materials (including more interviews with friends of Ayn Rand, an interview with the director on the making of Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, extensive photo galleries and deleted scenes). Also included is a black and white, filmed dramatization of scenes from Ayn Rand’s play, Ideal, adapted and directed by Michael Paxton, that offers insight into the mind of the author as she struggled to write in Hollywood in 1934. Starring Janne Peters as the fictitious screen goddess, Kay Gonda, Ideal is a paean to the power of the movies and to the value of courage and integrity in man’s life. For more about the new Collector’s Edition, please click here

A Sense of Life on Cable
November, 2000: A Sense of Life is scheduled to air on the Bravo Network in early 2001. A special 2-hour version of Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life will be showcased on their Profiles series and then will be run in its entirety on the Independent Film Channel as well.


A Sense of Life Honored
January 19, 1999: Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life won a Golden Satellite Award for Best Documentary Film. The award was given by the International Press Academy at the 3rd Annual Golden Satellite Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The IPA is made up of  “over 200 members of the Foreign and Domestic Press who cast their votes for the extraordinary efforts, projects and performances of the past year.”

A Sense of Life Nominated for Oscar®
March 23, 1998:
 At the 70th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life was honored with an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Documentary Feature.

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AYN RAND: A SENSE OF LIFE
Narrated by SHARON GLESS Director of Photography ALIK SAKHAROV
Edited by LAUREN SCHAFFER, CHRISTOPHER EARL Music by JEFF BRITTING
Associate Producer JEFF BRITTING Line Producer ELLEN RAPHAEL
Produced, Written & Directed by MICHAEL PAXTON