KPFK Wed. 10/8: “A Nation Ruled by Swine”

“In a nation ruled by swine,” Hunter Thompson wrote, “all pigs are upwardly mobile—and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely.”  Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is Alex Gibn ey’s documentary narrated by Johnny Depp.  Legendary critic Andrew Sarris calls it “the most absorbing film, fiction or nonfiction, I have seen this year.”  We’ll be speaking with ALEX GIBNEY about Hunter Thompson and “Gonzo” – we are featuring the DVD as a thank-you gift in the KPFK fund drive.

Also: “The Real McCain” is Robert Greenwald’s fact-filled documentary about the man who would be president — we’ll be featuring it as a thank-you gift in the KPFK fund drive.

Plus: ART SPIEGELMAN, who wrote the unforgettable comic-book Holocaust memoir MAUS, has a new book out: BREAKDOWNS: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@#*!  It includes a legendary and long out-of-print 1978 collection of Spiegelman’s comics, seminal works that changed how comics are made – along with Art’s story of his own young life and work.  We’ll be featuring Art Spiegelman’s BREAKDOWNS as a thank-you gift in the KPFK fund drive.  Art will be speaking and signing at Vroman’s Bookstore, 995 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, this Saturday at 500pm.