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Plastic Paper Closing Film: AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY

07/05/2011 (21:00 - 22:45)


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Matt Harlock + Paul Thomas | UK 2009 | 102 min.
Saturday May 7, 9:00pm
Park Theatre - 698 Osborne
Admission $7

Tickets purchased online will not be mailed to you. Print out your paypal receipt and bring to the door, where you will be checked off the will-call list.

Three years in the making, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern cultures most iconic heroes to the big screen. Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of America and modern life head on. But his unique gift was to tease apart the essence of religion, the dangers of unbridled government power and the double standards inherent in much of modern society, using nothing but his hilarious ideas and the uncompromising observational style that continues to resonate with successive generations. Like many who have a strong sense of their place in history, Hicks left a large unseen legacy; his collection of video recordings and hundreds of photographs and these became the starting point for this feature-length animated documentary.

Preceded by the short films from Simon Glassman’s FELT UP! Series JOE and CONNER (Simon Glassman | Canada 2010| 4mins)

Felt Up is an ongoing independent video project and web series. Our goal is to tell the  true stories of real people, and use their voices. The audio for this collection of short films was
recorded at real locations like offices, bars and parties.

From there, the audio narrates our reenactments, dramatized by a large collection of puppets and stuffed animals
donated to us by performance artist  Randall Fraser and the people of Rapid Fire Theater. this DVD is just a small sampling of what we hope to be a long term project.

Special thanks to Ryan Bruce Levey!


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