AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY hitting the US in April
  • Mar 19
  • AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY hitting the US in April
  • Posted by Adgy - 19/03/11 at 11:55 AM

Finally! After hitting UK screens in May of last year, the US is getting American: The Bill Hicks Story. The documentary about the revolutionary and controversial stand-up comedian is opening in New York on April 8th and will spread to other cities in limited release afterward. Directed by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas, the doc is full of archival footage as well as interviews with family and friends. If you're not familiar with the life and work of Hicks, now is your chance to rectify that grievous wrong and if you're already a fan, rejoice!

Synopsis: 15 years after his death, Bill Hicks is now more popular than ever, and is widely seen as one of the best comedian of the modern era. However, in America, where he challenged institutions and accepted ways of thinking, he suffered censorship and was never truly recognized by a wide audience. In the country which enshrines freedom of speech in its constitution his story is truly about what it means to be an American.

Head over to the film's Official Website for more information, screening locations and dates.

 

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