Triple Trip: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Friday 22 March

Triple Trip: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Tonight we present Triple Trip featuring three strong doses of psychedelic cinema. First up: Alejandro Jodorowsky's legendary headtrip The Holy Mountain(1973). Next: Terry Gilliam's anarchic adaptation of Hunter Thompson's gonzo classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Finally, just after midnight, a free screening of the hallucinatory kung-fu freakout The Boxer's Omen (1983).

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

In 1971, eccentric journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his deranged lawyer Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) take a road trip to the Nevada desert to cover a motorcycle race. Arriving on the Las Vegas strip with a briefcase full of drugs, the duo has a series of unhinged misadventures. Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's semi-autobiographical novel faithfully recreates the book's digressive, drug-addled narrative and its most inspired hallucinations. Depp and del Toro bring a freaky intensity to their performances, matching Gilliam's surreal and grotesque depiction of America at the end of the hippie era. Watch the trailer.

Directed by Terry Gilliam, 1998, USA, 118 minutes. In English.

Bar opens @ 19:00 
The Holy Mountain & Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are separately ticketed at €5 each. 
The Boxer's Omen is free.

Date & Time: 

Friday, 22 March, 2019 - 21:45

Category: 

  • bar/cafe
  • film

Price: 

  • other
- €5

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Cinema of the Dam'd at OT301
Overtoom 301
2nd Floor
1054HW Amsterdam
Netherlands

Directions: 

Inside the OT301 arts building, on the 2nd floor. Directly across from the Jan Pieter Heijestraat stop for tram #1.

Squat: 

Former squat, now legalised

Cinema of the Dam’d is a bar, cinema & gathering place, located on the 2nd floor of the OT301 arts collective which is the site of the former film academy.

categories: 

  • bar/cafe / film

opening times: 

See event listings for opening times.