The life and work of great American author and commentator Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions) is examined in a documentary 40 years in the making.
Young filmmaker Robert Weide met Vonnegut in 1982 after writing him a fan letter and pitching the idea of a documentary. Weide and Vonnegut regularly met for filmed discussions and became close friends before Vonnegut died in 2007. Fourteen years later, Weide (alongside co-director Don Argott) has edited his raw footage and rare archival material into a deeply personal and revealing portrait of a man who attained rock star-like status at 47 before falling from favour and rising again. Adopting a non-linear approach echoing Billy Pilgrim’s time-travelling adventures in Slaughterhouse Five
is an incisive and touching tribute to one of the 20th century’s most brilliant voices. And so it goes.New session added – Back by Popular Demand
We’re bringing 15 of our most beloved films back by popular demand for another screening. Single tickets on sale now. Flexipass redemptions are not available for these special post-Festival screenings.