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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Directed by Robert B. Weide, Don Argott
127 minutes
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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


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