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A MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING: Kimberly Peirce To Direct Memoir Adaptation

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Kimberly Peirce Set To Direct A Man’s Search For Meaning

A Man’s Search for Meaning finds a director in the form of Kimberly Peirce, known for her work on Boys Don’t Cry.

Describing author Viktor Frankl’s experiences as a concentration camp psychiatrist during World War II, the book has inspired readers and captured imaginations since its publication in 1946. The tome’s influence has been so immense that the Library of Congress even went as far as labeling it as one of “the ten most influential books” in the country:

“When I first read Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning decades ago, I was touched by Frankl’s remarkable ability to make meaning and thus find a will to live from the immense and brutal losses, he and those around him endured,” says Peirce. “I was further moved by his ability to transform these experiences into a profound philosophy for living and appreciating life. Over the years I have reread this great work and it has inspired me in unique and powerful ways. It is a tremendous honor to adapt and direct Viktor Frankl’s amazing life and work into a movie.”

“Kimberly’s insight and connection to the heart of the material coupled with her proven ability to find the emotional power and significance of her characters wildly impressed us,” say SUF co-founders Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen.

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