Monday, 23 December 2013

NEWS | Dennie Humphrey, GonzoFest, Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp DECEMBER 18, 2013 4:36 PM Documentary of Ralph Steadman — Hunter S. Thompson’s illustrator — to debut in Louisville weeks before national release

hunter-s-thompson-liebowitzAs the chatter around the the Hunter S. Thompson mural reveal in Louisville grows, events surrounding the event, GonzoFest, grow as well.

Local Louisville poet Ron Whitehead tells Insider that Sony Pictures announced they will debut the documentary “For No Good Reason“ at the Louisville Palace Theatre on April 4, during GonzoFest 2014, weeks before its national release.

The documentary, hosted by Kentucky native Johnny Depp, focuses on the life of “maverick” British artist Ralph Steadman. Steadman’s lifelong friendship with Hunter S. Thompson, and frequent work with Rolling Stone magazine, brought him to national fame.

The two met in Louisville, as is documented in Thompson’s story “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.” The Steadman documentary opens with Johnny Depp paying a visit to Steadman, known as the “most important radical British artist of modern times,” to discuss Steadman’s artistic journey that began in the 1970’s.

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