Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

A CINEMA NOVA EXCLUSIVE.

A dazzling, worthy tribute to author Kurt Vonnegut and a compelling introduction for the uninitiated. This feature documentary - the first of its kind on Vonnegut - is a deep, immersive dive into the writer’s upbringing and his creative output. 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 anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

The film began 39 years ago when young, fledging filmmaker Robert Weide 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.

In the film, past, present, and future cease to become linear as Weide strives to get an overview of his subject’s life and his own role in it. KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME is first and foremost a biography of a beloved American author. But it also 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. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm).

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Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
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Commences Thursday, 7 Jul 2022
Rating CTC
Genre Documentary
Running Time 126
Language
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