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Noam Chomsky: Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

January 3, 2014 @ 7:00 PM


Jan 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art. (88 min)

Village Voice: This is a film to see and then see again, to soak in and marvel at.

indieWIRE: Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? bears the stamp of Gondry quirk but allows it to feel a lot more intimate than anything he’s done since “Eternal Sunshine.”

Los Angeles Times: I don’t know whether the tall man is happy, but I do know that Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? is intellectually and visually groundbreaking, and most certainly a film.

 Slant Magazine: A magnificently quizzical diagram of two ceaselessly inquiring minds in perfect tandem, like a raw X-ray of atomized creativity.



January 3, 2014
7:00 PM
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The Ryder Film Series
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IU Fine Arts Theater – north side of Showalter Fountain
1201 E 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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