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Michael Paxton in Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

1998 NR

Director Michael Paxton profiles writer and philosopher Ayn Rand, a Russian-born author who championed the ideals of capitalism, individualism and reason, gaining notoriety for her works Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Through a mix of interviews and movie clips, Paxton focuses on Rand's life rather than her controversial philosophies. Actress Sharon Gless narrates the film, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary.