Everyman Hampstead, London
Charlie' Paul's new documentary (which actually screened some years ago at London Film Festival, I reviewed it here) focuses on artist Ralph Steadman, who came to prominence working alongside legendary journalist and firebrand Hunter 'Gonzo' S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing In Las vegas, The Rum Diaries). Director and producer are currently doing the rounds in London promoting the film, which also features the multi-hyphenate Johnny Depp, presumably a fan given his long-standing interest in Thompson's work (he starred in the film adaptions of the Thompson books mentioned above. So if you want to learn more, you can ambush them at the Hampstead Everyman on July 10th.
From the Everyman Site:
Director Charlie Paul and Producer Lucy Paul drop by for a live Q&A following this documentary on Ralph Steadman's career.
Johnny Depp pays a call on his friend and hero Ralph Steadman and we take off on a high-spirited, lyrical, raging and soulful journey discovering the life and works of one of the most important radical British artists of modern times.
Experience 15 years in the life of acclaimed illustrator Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson thanks to such books as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono.
A look back at Steadman's remarkable career offers a glimpse into his vivid imagination as interviews with Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Tim Robbins and others offer insight into the man behind the legend. Meanwhile, Steadman watches as his drawings are brought to life through the magic of animation for the very first time.