Written and directed by Michel Gondry (Dave Chappelle’s Block Party; The Thorn In the Heart)
Produced by Gondry, Raffi Adlan (The We and I), Georges Bermann (The Thorn In the Heart) and Julie Fong (Dave Chappelle’s Block Party
Edited by Sophie Reine and Adam M. Weber
Featuring Gondry and Noam Chomsky
Quick take: As a longtime fan of Chomsky, I’m happy to see another documentary focused on him. That it’s by Gondry, who made one of my favorite fiction films of the past ten years (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), makes me even more excited. I think this could be the most accessible introduction to the linguist, too.
Release date: TBD — World Premieres at DOC NYC on November 21, 2013
Synopsis, via DOC NYC:
Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky. At the heart of these talks is Chomsky’s theory of the emergence of language. In this intellectual feast, Gondry uses drawings to make complex ideas more accessible and to expand the documentary form.