GonzoFest 2014 Outlaw Poet trailer

Thanks for continuing to drop by the site. The film is still underway, and we’re drawing nearer to completion.

I wanted to share the latest trailer of the film I put together for the 2014 GonzoFest. This year’s fest was wild — the city of Louisville finally hung a banner for Hunter S. Thompson — something Ron has been working on for years.

David Amram, Margaret Harrell, and many other huge HST figures took part in the festival and the latest trailer of the film ran at a special concert for the fest.

This trailer has excerpts from Iceland, the 1996 HST tribute featuring Hunter and Johnny Depp, Anita Thompson and Bob Braudis among others. Enjoy.


First Look: Michael Dean Odin Pollock – Interview

Here is a still picture from the interview with Michael Dean Odin Pollock shot in Reykjavik, Iceland.

“Michael Pollock is a poet with universal roots, rhythm, daredevilry beat, rock n roll INTERIMAGINATIONALITY. Michael has what it takes and he just don’t fit. Working in a literary climate where reinvention is taboo, freedom of expression prohibited NEW BLOOD is necessary for the survival of Icelandic poetry LET IT BLEED. Michael breaks down the walls surrounding the ivory towers of state monopoly licensed word mongers. He don’t belong. He is elsewhere. His vision points out the direction of somwareness, an open road instead of the blind alleys that the approved ones wander up and down gloryfying their limbo. WHEN FREEDOM IS OUTLAWED ONLY THE OUTLAWS CAN BE FREE.” MEGAS

Icelandic filmmaker and journalist, Ingólfur Júlíusson shot the interview for me. Thanks Michael and Ingólfur.

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