TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT:
A PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

In the years preceding the making of the film WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of famed children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut home. From the early sketches and toys he made with his brother Jack, to his most celebrated book WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Sendak reveals the provocative and prolific imagination that has spawned over half a century of work. With wit and irony, Sendak muses about significant incidents in his youth, the controversy surrounding his books, and reveals an almost humorous obsession with death that has subtly influenced his work. A fascinating portrayal of a uniquely talented and irreverent artist.