From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and producer Graydon Carter comes a probing look into the uncanny life of national treasure and gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A fast moving, wildly entertaining documentary with an iconic soundtrack, the film addresses the major touchstones in Thompson's life - his intense and ill fated relationship with the Hell's Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, and much more. Narrated by Johnny Depp.
Nominated: Grand Jury Prize - Documentary, 2008 Sundance Film Festival; Best Documentary Screenplay, 2009 WGA Awards
It's a fond warts-and-all portrait of a writer who stands alongside Jack Kerouac and Walt Whitman as an American original. -- Colin Covert, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE