AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story

Making its North American premiere this past friday at the SXSW film festival, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story chronicles the life of a lost hero 16 years after his death. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bill Hicks’ work, you should be, go to youtube right now and check out some clips of his bitingly insightful standup comedy that has influenced and pervaded American culture for over two decades. Better yet, go and buy some of his albums to check out. The film features interviews with Hicks’ family, friends, and colleagues, and coverage of his life and work told through a unique semi animated style that pushes the established norms of documentary film making.

– Luke

Luke Copping
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