TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT is a tribute to Sendak, a seminal talent whose conflicts with success and lifelong obsession with death have subtly influenced his work. 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.
Features appearances by James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener, and Tony Kushner.
Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze direct this loving documentary about celebrated author Maurice Sendak. The filmmakers don't shy away from Sendak's occasionally prickly attitude, but they are sure to include glowing compliments from a number of luminaries including Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, and the award-winning playwright Tony Kushner.