Film Series: Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas

1998. USA. Dir: Terry Gilliam. With Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro. 119 min.

Visionary eccentric Gilliam crafts a hallucinogenic whirlwind of a movie from Hunter S. Thompson’s tale of gonzo reporting. A journalist, his lawyer, and a whole lot of drugs take a road-trip that somehow careens into a demented voyage through “bat country” and the mad excesses of American ideals.

 Part of the continuing Adaptation Series co-sponsored by Friends of the Wesleyan Library. Pre-film intro by Marc Longenecker, Film Studies.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.