March 18 – 29
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Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 89 minutes
We’re all familiar with Hunter S. Thompson; but when you think of the gonzo legend, you’re probably picturing the work of Ralph Steadman. The British cartoonist is best known for his signature brand of illustrations that accompany Thompson’s work. However, his influence extends far beyond his surreal sketches. Steadman was a chronicler of the rebellion and anger that pervaded the 60s and the ushering in of a more cynical political and social climate throughout the 70s. FOR NO GOOD REASON follows Steadman’s incredible life, from his gun duels with iconic beat writer William S. Burroughs to his insightful political contributions. With Thompson’s close friend Johnny Depp as a guide, this wonderfully entertaining tour of Steadman’s larger-than-life career shows just how important this oft-overlooked artist truly is. Featuring a knockout soundtrack with musical talent ranging from Slash to James Blake, FOR NO GOOD REASON is equally as vibrant as Steadman and his iconic, era-defining art. —C.P.
Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, William S. Burroughs
Charlie Paul, a native Londoner, studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art. With over 20 years of filmmaking experience, he is the founder of the London-based production company Itch Film.
FOR NO GOOD REASON (2012)
Sony Pictures Classics