Docs Ireland: Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

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CertificateNot Rated
Year2021
GenreDocumentary
DirectorRobert B. Wiede, Don Argott
WritersRobert B. Wiede
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time2HR 7MINS
Extra InfoRec 12A
SeasonDocs Ireland 2022

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time is a dazzling, worthy tribute to Vonnegut and a compelling introduction for the uninitiated. It is a deep, immersive dive into the author’s upbringing and his creative output.

The documentary explores 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 B. Weide (known for his hilarious work on Curb Your Enthusiasm) wrote a letter to his literary idol proposing a documentary on Vonnegut’s life and work.

As always with someone who was such an amazing chat show guest - a hilarious and wonderful documentary ensues.

29th June 2022 | 3.00pm

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