Kurt Vonnegut is often considered one of the finest writers of his generation, and it’s not hard to see why. As a young man, Vonnegut was present during the firebombing of Dresden during WWII and he wrote about his experiences during the war in the modern classic Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut also produced a number of other highly regarded works of literature, including Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, and Mother Night. Millions of readers around the world have enjoyed Vonnegut’s unique works and, if you’re one such reader, then you’ll want to check out the upcoming documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time.
As the video description reads the film is “A documentary almost 40 years in the making, KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME recounts the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.”
The documentary is directed by Robert B. Weide & Don Argott, and chronicles Weide’s 25-year friendship with the author. A fundraiser for the film was created on Kickstarter where it has since reached its goal and raised over $300,000. Though donations are still welcome if you wish to be part of it.
A post on the trailer’s YouTube page reads: “Thank you to all those expressing interest about when and how they can see the finished film. As of this writing (May, 2020) we still have a few finishing touches to put on it, having been temporarily derailed by the lock-down. We are in the early stages of taking the film around and exploring a potential theatrical release (once cinemas are back in business), as well as a possible direct sale to cable or a streaming outfit. So be patient, but stay enthused, as it shouldn’t be long now. Stay up to date by clicking “SHOW MORE” above, then following us on Facebook and/or Twitter. Cheers.”