Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles (feat. Hunter S. Thompson rarities & "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas"!)

Co-presented by BOA/SOA GALLERY. Visit their show “Fear and Loathing In Los Angeles” (co-sponsored by the Gonzo Museum of Aspen) at 607 West Knoll, 90069.

It’s a program of stone-cold awesome video rarities featuring the father of gonzo journalism — and the crazy motherfucker who had his ashes shot out of a canon. On tap: a sneak preview of the gallery show (including original shotgun artworks by Hunter himself), excerpts from BBC’s “Omnibus” (featuring a remarkably eerie scene with Hunter and Ralph Steadman in the late ‘70s planning Hunter’s final monument, and his ashes being shot into the air), and the very rare British doc High Noon, covering the 1970 Aspen sheriff race between Hunter (under his “Freak Power” campaign banner) vs. the more traditional, conservative Carrol Whitmire. In this incredible document, you’ll see an unfiltered view of Hunter as he does drugs with local cops, stirs cocktails with a switchblade and shows how a drug-fueled, mad journalist changed Colorado politics forever. Plus, we conclude with a 35mm screening of Terry Gilliam’s always-rad Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, and a Q&A with Laila Nabulsi, producer of the film!
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas Dir. Terry Gilliam, 1998, 35mm, 119 min.

Watch the trailer for “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas”!
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