Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

The feature documentary - the first of its kind on Kurt Vonnegut - is a deep, immersive dive into the author’s upbringing and his creative output - including Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions and Cat’s Cradle. It spans his childhood in Indianapolis, his experience as a Prisoner of War in 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

The film began 39 years ago when young, fledging filmmaker Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth) wrote a letter to his literary idol proposing a documentary on Vonnegut’s life and work. Shooting began in 1988, and the resulting film reflects the friendship and bond Weide and Vonnegut formed over the decades. It documents a filmmaker’s odyssey as he examines the impact of a writer’s legacy on his own life, extending far beyond the printed page but first and foremost it’s a biography of a beloved American author - a worthy tribute to Vonnegut and a compelling introduction for the uninitiated.

“A gorgeously rendered, unexpectedly moving appraisal of the life and craft of one of the best-loved literary voices of the late 20th century."  Los Angeles Times

"It’s 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

Release Date: Jul 7, 2022
Rating: CTC
Runtime: 127 mins
Director: Robert B. Weide and Don Argott
Actors: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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