Tell Them Anything You Want
Dir. Lance Bangs & Spike Jonze
In Theaters 03/02/10 On DVD 03/02/10
From Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze, acclaimed director of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, comes A PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK, a loving look at one of the most cherished and controversial figures in children's literature. Featuring TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT, this is a deeply moving tribute to Sendak, a seminal talent whose conflicts with success and lifelong obsession with death have subtly influenced his work.
Now 81, Sendak is best known for his book, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, which he wrote twelve years into his career as a writer and illustrator. WILD THINGS would go on to become one of the most beloved and critically lauded children's books of all time and, much to Sendak's chagrin, would come to define his career. Through his own words, personal photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life. A TRIBUTE TO MAURICE SENDAK also features James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener, and Tony Kushner honoring their friend and colleague.
As themselves Maurice Sendak
Directed by Lance Bangs
Spike Jonze Producers Perry Moore
Vincent Landay Edited by Jeff Buchanan Music by Karen O Carter Burwell
Maurice at the World's Fair: A humorous take on a story from Maurice's childhood, with Spike Jonze and Catherine Keener.
Q&A with Spike Jonze and Maurice Sendak at the Museum of Modern Art.
Maurice's Birthday Tribute with Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, and Catherine Keener.
An exclusive essay on Maurice Sendak by Tony Kushner.
Catalog Number: OSC-022