Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The annual celebration of the life and work of Louisville-native Hunter S. Thompson, features poetry, spoken word, art, live music, and more! This year’s music lineup includes Southern Sirens, Anemic Royalty, Jet Lawrence, “Outlaw Poet” Ron Whitehead, and Electric Garden. GonzoFest 2018 will also feature a screening of The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo, the national PBS documentary on Chicano civil rights activist/attorney/author Oscar Zeta Acosta, who was well-known for his friendship with Hunter S. Thompson in the late 1960s. The film is directed by veteran award-winning filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez, and Louisville-native Gaba Gavi plays the role of Rolling Stone writer David Felton in the film. A question & answer session with Rodriquez and Gavi is scheduled immediately following the film.
Other scheduled discussions include “Hell’s Angels: Will the Real Hunter S. Thompson Please Stand Up” with Hell’s Angels editor Margaret Harrell, and “The Battle of Michigan Avenue: Chicago 1968, Hunter S. Thompson, and Violence Against Journalists.” For more information on GonzoFest—including how to enter the annual literary and art contests sponsored by BiblioboarD.
For more info, visit GonzoFestLouisville.com.