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Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) [#14 - autumn 2021]

October 9, 2021

Where's Billy Pilgrim? In his American lakeside home? A WW2 Prisoner of War camp in Dresden? Or on the planet Tralfamadore? Matt and Dave go time tripping in this classic countercultural scifi movie from the novel by Kurt Vonnegut. In so doing, they encounter a narration that disrupts temporality and can be explored through Henri Bergsonā€™s theory of memory. Is this an anti-war film concerning PTSD and mental health? Or a weird alien abduction movie?

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