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GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON (M)

USA, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Alex Gibney

GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON (M)

“Much like Thompson at his best, this film will make you want to yell in frustration at America's continuing parade of liars, pimps and thieves.” - San Francisco International Film Festival

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) turns his attention to the Wild Turkey-swilling, drug-addled, all-round genius and unwavering man-of-his-convictions, Hunter S. Thompson.

Drawing from never-before-seen footage, rare home movies, audio tapes, archival interviews and unpublished manuscripts, Gibney's documentary looks at Thompson's most prolific days between 1965 and 1975, reintroducing us to an incredible era in America's social history. A thoughtfully constructed, portrait of an unorthodox patriot whose courage to take on the establishment is noticeably absent in public commentary today.

Narrated by Johnny Depp.


D Alex Gibney P Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente, Alison Ellwood, Eva Orner, Graydon Carter, Alex Gibney Dist Madman TD digibeta/2007/118mins

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