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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO

Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Discover the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta.
  • Airdate(s): 3/23/2018 - 9:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Original Broadcast: 3/23/18
CC HD

Program Description

Contacts

This is a fresh and genre-defying film about the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta — the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson. Acosta’s powerful literary voice, brash courtroom style and notorious revolutionary antics made him a revered figure within the Chicano movement of the 1960s and 70s. Phillip Rodriguez brings Acosta to life by employing a cinematic style as unorthodox as his subject: weaving archival footage and images with dramatized portrayals of Acosta, Thompson and other key figures and moments of the era.

Press Materials

  • THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO Premieres Friday, March 23, 2018, on PBS

    Press Release
  • THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO TCA Bio

    Bio

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