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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Presented by MNFF Selects

Thursday, November 10 at 7 PM 

Director: Robert Weide & Don Argon


Thu Nov 10, 2022

7:00 PM

Seven films in the Series:

Series Pass: now $75

Individual Ticket: 

Advance $14; Walk-up $16

Includes $2 fee

A Compelling Introduction for the Uninitiated

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time is a dazzling, worthy tribute to the celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut. The feature documentary – the first of its kind on Vonnegut – is a deep, immersive dive into the authors upbringing and his creative output. It spans 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 Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth) wrote a letter to his literary idol proposing a documentary on Vonneguts life and work. Shooting began in 1988, and the resulting film reflects the friendship and bond Weide and Vonnegut formed over the decades.  

In the film, past, present, and future cease to become linear as Weide strives to get an overview of his subjects life and his own role in it. Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time is first and foremost a biography of a beloved American author. But it also documents a filmmakers odyssey as he examines the impact of a writers legacy on his own life, extending far beyond the printed page.

Audience discussion following the film will be led by Jay Parini, D. E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing, Middlebury College.


MNFF Selects presents

Larger Than Life Series:


Join us for the remaining 6 films for a reduced price of $75

MNFF Selects explores through film the lives of significant people who made a deep impact on our culture:

  • Thursday, October 20 @ 7pm
    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

  • Thursday, November 10 @ 7pm
    Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

  •  Thursday, December 8 @ 7pm
    Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

  • Sunday, January 8 @ 2pm
    Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

  • Sunday, February 5 @ 2pm
    Ted K [Ted Kaczynski]

  • Sunday, March 5 @ 2pm
    Golda [Golda Meir]

  •  Thursday, April 13 @ 7pm
    It Ain’t Over [Yogi Berra]

Get your passes today at the link above!

Town Hall Theater

68 South Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

MNFF Select Series Presents Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

    Series Pass: $90

    Single Tickets:

    Advance  $14
    Walk-Up $16

    Includes $2 Fee

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