Originally released in 2009, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern culture's most iconic heroes back to the big screen and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death.
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.
Bill's story is told by the 10 people who knew him best; his family and closest friends who recount the twists & turns of his life with a freshness that hasn't faded in 20 years.
The screening will be followed by an Q & A session with directors Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas.