This is the kind of email that makes all the spam-wading worthwhile:
“American: The Bill Hicks Story” is a groundbreaking new animated documentary that will be released worldwide in 2010. For the first time, Bill’s unique story is told by the people that knew him best, using a stunning new animation technique that fully reveals the worlds that shaped his character and featuring the rare archive footage from Bill’s own collection…
– “a deeply perceptive, fittingly honest tribute…” London Film Festival
– “inventive and daring…one of the few great docs for 2010 that has balls.” SheffDocFest
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS – We are very excited that we have been invited to show the film at the London Film Festival…and Bill’s family are coming over to join us for the event. Tickets are on sale now! Call 020 7928 3232 or link to the page. There are two screenings, but Monday Oct 26th at 2pm is the SPECIAL FAN SCREENING, after which:
– extended Q&A/meet and greet w Bill’s family.
– exclusive memorabilia/gift for each attendee
– get first access to the ‘Bill champion’ initiative to help spread the word about Bill and the film in advance of the release next year.
Everything you need to know about the film – exclusive clips, video footage from the families archive, etc. – is at the website, so have at it, folks.
My previously published essay about one of my comedy heroes.
The IMDB link to the film.
The Bill Hicks website.