trailer tuesday

since i got all wrapped up in the queue and forgot to post a trailer yesterday i will give you a bonus today.

first, we have matt harlock and paul thomas' american: the bill hicks story (2009). this is screening this week as part of a mini-festival accompanying the moontower comedy festival. if you are attending the festival, don't forget that your badge gets you film as well as stand-up.

next, we have miguel gonçalves mendes' josé and pilar (2010). it is the story of the last few years of lauded author josé saramago's life and his profound love for his wife, pilar. it is screening tonight at 7 p.m. as part of the 15th annual cine las americas film festival, which runs through 4.29.12. don't forget, all screenings held at the emma s. barrientos mexican american cultural center and at st. edward's university are free and open to the public.


  1. I absolutely loved the content of this movie, and they presented new information that I hadn't seen or read before. I wasn't, however, impressed with the weird cartoon-y hybrid animation aspects. I felt that, with our hero dead and gone, the animation was closer to the zombie corpse of Bill Hicks' life, able to say brains, but never able to use them.

  2. i know what you mean. we take the good with the bad since we can't get it straight from the horse's mouth.

  3. Do you think they holograph Bill Hicks at any point?