Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky

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“What happens when you pair fantastical director Michel Gondry with noted linguist Noam Chomsky? The results are playful and intriguing, philosophical and fun too.” – Kevin Jagernauth, Playlist

“A delightful, Waking Life-like animated conversation with Noam Chomsky.” –Michelle Orange, Village Voice

“A meeting of two very distinct minds — activist-philosopher Noam Chomsky and filmmaker Michel Gondry — provides the backdrop for this eccentric extended conversation.” – Time Out New York

 

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. (Dir. by Michel Gondry, 2013, UK, 88 mins., Not Rated, Sundance Selects) Digital

 

 

 
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