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Chauncey -Theater 3
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 9:30 PM
The story of a lifetime…or two. The authoritative portrait of a singular figure in literary history nearly 40 years in the making.
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Admission Adult Evening - $9.73
Admission Seniors (60+) - $7.52
Admission Children (12 and younger) - $7.52
Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $7.52

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"An opportunity to bask in Vonnegut's wit and intelligence - to admire the crackerjack delivery of his jokes, savor the offbeat perfection of his prose, drink in the playfulness of his smile."—Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter

"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

The feature documentary, the first of its kind on Vonnegut, is a deep, immersive dive into the author’s upbringing and his creative output. It spans back through his childhood in Indianapolis, his experience as a Prisoner of War in World War II, his marriage and family, his early careers as a publicist for General Electric and a car salesman, and his years as a struggling writer at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, leading to eventual superstardom in 1969 following the publication of his lightning-bolt anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Decades in the making, director Robert B. Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm) has been trying to complete this comprehensive look at his artistic idol since 1982 when he wrote a letter that would spark a decades long friendship and lead to the authoritative portrait of a singular figure in literary history nearly 40 years later.

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Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:127 minutes
Director:Robert B. Weide
Don Argott
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA