Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?
France, 2013, 88 Minute Running Time
NOW PLAYING at the Sie FilmCenter.
"Terrific... Gondry's best movie since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." - indieWIRE
From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of 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.
"A documentary-like dazzler. An animated marvel of a film rigged to set your brain off like fireworks. Imagine a doozy of an office-hours audience with the most brilliant professor you never had, set inside a kaleidoscopic lightboard of shared mind-space, where everything that professor says is illustrated in pulsing, wheeling, mercurial cartoons. It's a mad thrill, like witnessing a great evolutionary leap of the margin notes you may have doodled in class. It's gorgeous and primitive, enlightening and elusive, intimate and always surprising. This is a film to see and then see again, to soak in and marvel at. It should number on that too-small list of things that indisputably make people happy." - Village Voice
DIRECTOR: Michel Gondry
US Distributor: Sundance Selects