2hrs 6mins

This affectionate documentary simultaneously conveys the life and work of one of literature’s greatest satirists while also providing a comical meta-examination of the director who spent 40 years working on the film.

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Robert B. Weide, Don Argott
Images of real dead bodies, strong language

Kurt Vonnegut (author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, Cat’s Cradle) first met the director Robert Weider (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth) in 1982, after Weide had sent him fan mail as a young man in his twenties. When they first met Vonnegut was turning 60 and now, with the film reaching cinemas 40 years later, Robert is in his 60s; consequently the film reflects the duration of their friendship, the biography of the writer and the process of making the film.

Not only is this a loving and humorous tribute to a legendary writer (with never seen before archival footage) it also represents the moving account of a friendship, one that unites the lived process of writing and filmmaking.

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