Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles

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Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles
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Find all sorts of rarities at this ode to Hunter s. Thompson, wacky father of gonzo journalism, including original "shotgun" artwork by the man himself, a screening of the rare British documentary High Noon about his race to become sheriff of Aspen, featuring footage of the writer in his element, and more. Then catch Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Johnny Depp (Thompson's own personal friend) and Benicio Del Toro star as the writer and his attorney as they hightail it to Vegas for a drug-laced funfair—a gonzo version of the American dream. The night will end on a Q&A with someone with intimate knowledge of Thompson: Laila Nabulsi, Thompson's ex-girlfriend (and co-producer of the film) will be on hand to add her insights.

By: Gillian Glover

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