United States 2021, 126 min, English, Hebrew & English subtitles

Robert Weide wrote his first letter to his literary idol, Kurt Vonnegut, when he was 23. He did not believe Vonnegut would reply—but reply he did. He agreed to work with Weide on a film about his life, and in time, the two became close friends. Forty years had passed before the film was finished, and by then it was chock-full of anecdotes and personal stories about the deep relationship between the two artists. Vonnegut, “an oracle for the Baby Boomer generation,” laid out his painful and turbulent autobiography in his great novels (Cat’s Cradle, Mother Night, Slaughterhouse Five, and others), which is why Weide (who directed the series Curb Your Enthusiasm, among other works) found creative ways to try and decipher the great writer’s personality through his work. The result is a film brimming with literature, life, death, humor, and love.

Previous Festivals: It's All True

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Screening Schedule:
  • Sat 28.05 | 10:00 | Cinematheque 1
  • Mon 30.05 | 16:15 | Cinematheque 3
  • Sat 04.06 | 10:00 | Cinematheque 3
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Robert Weide began as a documentary filmmaker, chronicling American comedians. Weide wrote and produced Mother Night and produced and directed Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Weide directed the award winning Woody Allen: A Documentary and Weide now presents Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time, which Weide commenced filming in 1988.

Production & Script: Robert B Weide
Production Company: Whyaduck Productions
Editing: William Neal, Bo Price, Demian Fenton
Cinematography: Don Argott, David Yosha, Joel Sucher, Buddy Squires
Music: Alex Mansour, Paul Cantelon