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Kurt Vonnegut - Unstuck In Time (15)

05 Aug
11 Aug 2022

Directed by

Robert B. Weide

Kurt Vonnegut - Unstuck In Time (Cert. TBC)

This is a remarkable, essential tribute to the iconoclastic superstar author, guru, philosopher, and oracle who wrote, hilariously and scathingly about how to act decently in an indecent society. This decades-in-the-making feature documentary is a wildly entertaining and enlightening look at the author's upbringing and his creative output, supplemented with a wealth of never-before-seen footage. Shooting began in 1988 after fledging filmmaker Robert Weide wrote a tentative letter to his literary idol proposing a documentary on Vonnegut’s life and work: the resulting film reflects the friendship and bond Weide and Vonnegut formed over the years. The film spans Vonnegut’s childhood in Indianapolis, his experiences during World War II, his marriage, family, and divorce, his early careers as a publicist for General Electric and a car salesman, and his long years as a struggling writer, leading to eventual superstardom in 1969 following the publication of his lightning-bolt anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

"An opportunity to bask in Vonnegut's wit and intelligence - to admire the crackerjack delivery of his jokes, savor the offbeat perfection of his prose, drink in the playfulness of his smile" - Hollywood Reporter