Sundance Selects has picked up North American rights to Michel Gondry’s Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? ahead of the world premiere screening as closing night at the 2013 DOC NYC Festival on November 21.

Georges Bermann, Gondry, Raffi Adlan and Julie Fong produced the film about the life of celebrated and controversial philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky.

Sundance Selects negotiated the deal with WME Independent on behalf of the filmmakers.