I attended an IFC Center screening last Wednesday of Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs‘ Tell Them Anything You Want, a documentary portrait of Where The Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, who’s now 81. Jonze and Bangs then did a post-screening q & a with Mike Myers moderating. The doc is out today on DVD.
It’s an immensely moving portrait of a intensely creative and brutally honest man — a must-see if you enjoyed Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are feature. The package includes a brilliant little black-and-white short called “Maurice at the World’s Fair,” which costars Jonze and Catherine Keener. This was also shown during last Wednesday’s presentation.