IFC Films Acquires 'Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time' Doc

Kurt Vonnegut Jr
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A summer 2021 release is in the works for Robert B. Weide and Don Argott's film about the famed American novelist.

IFC Films has scooped up the North American rights to Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time, the documentary about the life and career of legendary novelist by directors Robert B. Weide and Don Argott.

Vonnegut, who died in 2007 at age 84, became renowned for novels like the Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle and Breakfast of Champions. His novels, short stories, essays and plays were filled with humor, social commentary, science fiction and autobiography.

IFC Films plans a summer 2021 release for the long-gestating feature documentary that has 32-year-old footage that the Oscar-nominated Weide captured of Vonnegut through their long friendship.

"IFC Films has a proud history of supporting long-evolving film projects and we are thrilled to partner with Bob Weide on this 40-year journey of documenting the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut. The portrait that Bob and Don have created is an unparalleled look at an icon who has shaped modern culture and we are honored to bring that rare glimpse to audiences across the country," Arianna Bocco, IFC Films' executive vp, acquisitions and productions, said in a statement.

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time is produced by Whyaduck Productions and 9.14 Pictures.

The deal for the film was negotiated by Bocco of IFC Films with the filmmakers.