For No Good Reason

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Experience 15 years in the life of artist and cult hero Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson thanks to such books as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono. The entertaining documentary For No Good Reason serves up a compelling look at Steadman’s remarkable career and offers a glimpse into his vivid imagination and unique artistic process as interviews with Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Tim Robbins and others provide insight into the man behind the legend. Meanwhile, Steadman watches as his drawings are brought to life through the magic of animation for the very first time. For No Good Reason is a high-spirited, raging and kaleidoscopic journey showcasing the life and works of one of the most distinctive and radical artists of the last 50 years. (Dir. by Charlie Paul, 2013, UK/USA, 89 mins., Rated R, Sony Pictures Classics) Digital