Michel Gondry in person at 6:45pm screenings on Friday + Saturday!
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 while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. 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.
DOC NYC, 2013
“Blissfully unconventional as a documentary and as an intellectual endeavor… its modesty is one of its strengths, along with Mr. Gondry’s entrancing, vibrant illustrations.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Bears the stamp of Gondry quirk but allows it to feel a lot more intimate than anything he’s done since Eternal Sunshine.” —Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“This film captures Chomsky as a human being—a sweet and sad and rather lonely one, truth be told—without ever belittling his questing intelligence, his generosity or his ferocious assault on the entrenched narratives of power.” —Andrew O’Herir, Salon