15 years after his death, Bill Hicks is now more popular than ever, and is widely seen as one of the best comedians of the modern era. However, in America, where he challenged institutions and accepted ways of thinking, he suffered censorship and was never truly recognised by a wide audience. In the country which enshrines freedom of speech in its constitution his story is truly about what it means to be an American.
Now Bill’s remarkable story is brought to life in AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY, a feature-length documentary which combines live action with a stunning new animation technique manipulating 1,000s of photographs to uniquely immerse the audiences in his world, which is re-told from the point-of-view of the people who shared it with him.
Produced and directed by: Matt Harlock & Paul Thomas
Featuring: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, James Ladmirault, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks, Lynn Hicks, Kevin Booth, John Farneti, David Johndrow, Andy Huggins, Steve Epstein
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