Made over the course of fifteen years, the film explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of seminal British artist, Ralph Steadman. Insightful, humorous, and visually stunning, this is a study in honesty, friendship and the ambition that drives an artist.
Director Charles Paul meticulously amassed the footage and created the remarkable animations for the film to match the same anarchic energy, anger and free spirit of Steadman’s pictures. Through Johnny Depp’s lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach to the heart of what makes this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties.
Directed by Charlie Paul
Starring Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Jann Wenner
USA/Britain | 2012 | R | 89 min
First Friday Films is a collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre in Rockland presented on the first Friday of the month. The films focus on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening.
Tickets are $7.50 for members, $8.50 for nonmembers and are for sale at the Strand box office prior to film.