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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Directed by Robert B. Weide, Don Argott
2021
USA
127 minutes
M
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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, Unstuck is an incisive and touching tribute to one of the 20th century’s most brilliant voices. And so it goes.

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A gorgeously rendered, unexpectedly moving appraisal of the life and craft of one of the best-loved literary voices of the late 20th century.
Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times
It's an opportunity to bask in Vonnegut's wit and intelligence - to admire the crackerjack delivery of his jokes, savour the offbeat perfection of his prose, drink in the playfulness of his smile.
Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter
If you want a handy primer on one of the fabled writers of his time, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time will more than do.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety

Tickets

Wed 8 Jun
6pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Mon 13 Jun
1pm
Palace Central Cinemas
Past Event Cancel
Sat 18 Jun
3:45pm
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 3
Past Event Cancel
Mon 20 Jun
6pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2021
Classification
M
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Robert B. Weide, Don Argott
Producer
Robert B. Weide
Screenwriter
Robert B. Weide
Cinematographer
Don Argott, David Yosha, Joel Sucher, Buddy Squires
Editor
William Neal, Bo Price, Demian Fenton
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Literary & Adaptations, Biography, Back by Popular Demand
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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