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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Robert Weide & Don Argott
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Recounting the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.
Backers: 3755
Average Pledge Per Backer: $80

Funded: $300,319 of $250,000
Dates: Feb 10th -> Mar 10th (29 days)
Project By: Robert Weide & Don Argott
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Latest News

IN 24 HOURS, THE VONNEGUT MALL WILL BE “CLOSED”

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a reminder ...At 12 noon(PDT), 3:00(EDT) tomorrow (Tuesday) our fundraising campaign comes to an end. The good news is you won’t have to hear our pleas any longer for more backers and more funding. The bad news is the world’s only “Kurt... (Read More)

NO, “TEAM VONNEGUT” HAS NOT GONE INTO THE PORN BUSINESS

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Well this is awkward…On Friday night, we sent out our latest update about our weekend clearance sale, offering discounts on several rewards, including selected pieces of Vonnegut’s original artwork, and Larry David Broadway tickets. About a... (Read More)

WEEKEND CLEARANCE SALE ON SELECTED VONNEGUT ART, LARRY DAVID TIX & MORE!

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
. 3 more days - then the Vonnegut Mall is CLOSED.At the risk of sounding like a Mattress store on Veteran’s Day (sorry, Armistice Day), we are announcing a weekend sale on selected pieces from the Vonnegut art collection. If you saw a piece you... (Read More)

FINAL VONNEGUT VIDEO: “I OWE HIM THIS”

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
. This isn’t good-bye. Our campaign still has four more days to go. So like it or not, you’ll be hearing from us again. (In fact, we’re sending out another update tonight about some weekend news that we think might interest you.) However, this... (Read More)

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU CRAZY VONNEGUT NUTS! YOU DID IT!

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Weide and Vonnegut on the set of "Mother Night," 1995. (©Whyaduck Prods.) THAT'S what we're talkin' about!Bob Weide here. As many of you probably know, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time made its goal Tuesday night at 8:34PM (PST). What a roller... (Read More)

Hooray! Vonnegut Documentary Makes Kickstarter Goal

March 4th - via: tvworthwatching.com
TVWW is now 2 for 2 in its support of Kickstarter campaigns: Bob Weide’s efforts to raise enough funds to complete his Kurt Vonnegut documentary just surpassed the target goal. So it’s on!... (Read More)

YOU’VE REACHED YOUR GOAL, SO WHY SHOULD I STILL PLEDGE?

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Great Question!Many, many successful Kickstarter campaigns wind up collecting considerably more than their stated goal. So why do people keep contributing? • MINIMAL GOAL: If you establish a Kickstarter goal, but come up short, you keep none of... (Read More)

NEW VONNEGUT VIDEO: “FUTURE IS A DOG” + NEW ART PRINTS & LETTERS BOOK

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Oh, you're going to love this triple announcement.We're presenting the above video for all of our backers today, with a behind-the-scenes look at the effort to complete this documentary over the past 33 years. We call it Future is a Dog. You’ll... (Read More)

CLARIFICATION ABOUT YOUR VONNEGUT REWARD

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Are you getting the most reward bang for your buck? We are getting lots of questions along the lines of, “If I upgrade to the digital download of the film, will I still get the membership in the Vonnegut Library?” or “If I upgrade to the tote... (Read More)

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM KURT’S DAUGHTER, NANNY VONNEGUT

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
(Top): Kurt and Nanny in 1971 and 1964. (Bottom): Kurt, Bob Weide, and Nanny in Indianapolis. March 1994. EXTENDED FAMILYBob here. Among the many residual benefits to my 25-year association with Kurt were the friendships I developed with his... (Read More)

NEW VIDEO: KURT VONNEGUT DISCOVERS TRALFAMADORE

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
For maximum viewing pleasure, please read the text first:Whenever we present our backers with a challenge, and they rise to the occasion, we like to offer a new, exclusive video as a reward. And you came through beautifully this week. We had one day... (Read More)

ORIGINAL VONNEGUT ARTWORK IS HERE + ANOTHER "2 FOR 1" CHALLENGE PLEDGE!

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Which do you want first? The great news, or the great news?GREAT NEWS #1: You’ve got the art book. Now get the art! Through the generosity of Kurt Vonnegut’s printing partner, Joe Petro and Origami Express, we are now able to offer up original... (Read More)

GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY!

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We’ll be honest…It was a rough weekend for our campaign. But weekends are always rough. We had a goal of reaching $170k by Monday morning, and as of Sunday night, we were short $3,000. Not too far off, but enough to set us back. So now it’s up... (Read More)

VONNEGUT, OSCAR, AND THE "WEEKEND SLUMP"

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
The "Weekend Slump" is a killer on Kickstarter campaigns, and if we don't get relief from ours, we're in serious trouble. Our per-day intake is dropping to levels that will be extremely hard to recover from over the next two weeks. So before you... (Read More)

COFFE OR TEA WITH YOUR BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS? (w/VIDEO)

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We Got Your Mug Right Here… We’ve received a few emails asking, “What, no mugs?” So we’re putting an end to that query right now with these 14 oz. White Retro Ceramic Diner Mugs. Emblazoned on the front is the title of the film you’re... (Read More)

THE BOOKS ARE BACK, BUT BETTER HURRY!

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Books this good last forever. But unfortunately, our stock won't. We've Got Good News and Bad News: Among our most popular rewards were the bundle of three classic Vonnegut novels (Mother Night, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions) and the... (Read More)

NEW VONNEGUT VIDEO! “BOOTS & BEANS” (EXCLUSIVE)

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 Please read the following text before watching this video:We promised you that if your pledges brought us to the half-way point by today, we would post a new video... (Read More)

WHY IS THIS MAN LAUGHING?

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Because you nailed our challenge pledge! Congratulations!On Tuesday night, we received an offer of a matching challenge pledge from a benevolent donor, who was going to give us $10,000 if we raised another $10k before Friday afternoon. We put out... (Read More)

SEE LARRY DAVID’S SOLD OUT BROADWAY SHOW AND MEET HIM BACKSTAGE!

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
“FISH IN THE DARK” IS THE HOTTEST TICKET IN NYC. BUT WE’VE GOT ‘EM. (PRETTAY, PRETTAY, PRETTAY COOL.)We know you’ve been getting lots of updates from us, but we can’t hold back on this one, because it’s HUGE. As you may know, Robert... (Read More)

CLOCK IS TICKING DOWN TO MATCHING PLEDGE DEADLINE!

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
After 33 years, Kurt Vonnegut is finally ready for his close-up.  ANOTHER $7,000 BEFORE TOMORROW AFTERNOON? You guys have been incredible in responding to our donor's $10,000 challenge pledge. In fact, you've come through so well, we're going to... (Read More)

VONNEGUT ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HIS WRITING AND DRAWING

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
(Top): Kurt works on his silkscreens with Joe Petro. (Bottom): Nanny Vonnegut signs copies of "Kurt Vonnegut Drawings." Like Father, Like DaughterOn Tuesday night, we announced the availability of the KURT VONNEGUT DRAWINGS book as a reward for a... (Read More)

VONNEGUT ENCYCLOPEDIA RETURNS!! PLUS VONNEGUT ART BOOK + YOUR PLEDGE NOW DOUBLED!

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Don’t let the length of this update intimidate you. It’s 3 important announcements in one, and you’ll want to know this stuff.1) We’ve just received an offer from a generous donor of a “Challenge Pledge” of $10,000. This means that every... (Read More)

Long-delayed Kurt Vonnegut documentary launches Kickstarter campaign

February 18th - via: dispatch.com
From 1982 until his death 25 years later, Kurt Vonnegut cooperated with director Robert Weide on a documentary about his life and work. The film was never finished, but it could be, with a Kickstarter campaign launched last week. (Read More)

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT YOUR VONNEGUT UP-PLEDGE

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Kurt knows you’re going to want to pledge UP eventually. We’ll tell you how. (©Whyaduck Prods./C. Minnick) The #1 question our pledgers ask is, “If I’ve already pledged and requested a reward, but then want to add another reward, how do I... (Read More)

VONNEGUT ENCYCLOPEDIA - NEW REWARD!

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re very excited to announce that we got our hands on an incredible new reward to offer pledgers at the $70 level. In 1995, Vonnegut scholar and friend Marc Leeds wrote a giant, authorized Vonnegut compendium called “The Vonnegut... (Read More)

Vonnegut documentary seeks $250,000 via Kickstarter

February 16th - via: indystar.com
After devoting more than 30 years to making a documentary film about Kurt Vonnegut, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" director Robert Weide is turning to crowdfunding to finish the job. (Read More)

V IS FOR VONNEGUT & VALENTINE

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
VONNEGUT LOVE: 38-foot tall Vonnegut mural on Massachusetts Ave. in the HEART of Indianapolis, painted (with love) by artist Pamela Bliss. Hey, Vonnegut lovers. We know it's the weekend, and you’re busy opening cards, sniffing roses, eating... (Read More)

THE OTHER ANNIVERSARY

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 On Wednesday, we celebrated the 65th anniversary of the publishing of Kurt Vonnegut’s first short story. Today, we mark a more somber anniversary, though arguably even more... (Read More)

VONNEGUT'S ANNIVERSARY

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
A trivia question for you Vonnegut fans (we assume that's all of you): Do you know the significance of today's date (Feb. 11) in Vonnegut history? (Don't strain -- we'll tell you.) It's the 65th anniversary of the publication of Vonnegut's first... (Read More)

Long-delayed Kurt Vonnegut documentary launches Kickstarter campaign

February 11th - via: latimes.com
From 1982 until his death 25 years later, Kurt Vonnegut cooperated with director Robert Weide on a documentary about his life and work. The film was never finished, but it could be, with a Kickstarter campaign launched this week. (Read More)

GREAT FIRST DAY!

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi-ho and ting-a-ling! What an incredible first day we had! Thanks to all of you Vonnegut nuts, we're closing in on $50,000 in the first 14 hours. We are humbled and grateful. As you know, the success of this campaign relies not only on you making... (Read More)

A Kurt Vonnegut documentary is a Kickstarter you might actually want to back

February 10th - via: mashable.com
A new Kickstarter project aims to turn the hours of footage into a documentary called "Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time." (Read More)

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