A First Friday Film, co-presented by the Farnsworth

Made over the course of fifteen years, the film explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of seminal British artist, Ralph Steadman. Insightful, humorous, and visually stunning, this is a study in honesty, friendship and the ambition that drives an artist. Director Charles Paul meticulously amassed the footage and created the remarkable animations for the film to match the same anarchic energy, anger and free spirit of Steadman’s pictures. Through Johnny Depp’s lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach to the heart of what makes this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties.

Directed by Charlie Paul

Starring Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Jann Wenner

USA/Britain | 2012 | R | 89 min


A great film about a fascinating bloke. - Spatter

Meet Ralph Steadman and his nightmare visions of a world in pain, revealed in a mesmerizing documentary. - Seattle Times

Lovingly detailed with animated and archival imagery, For No Good Reason shares the fine-grain layered style of its subject. - Chicago Sun Times

For 89 madcap minutes, Paul and interviewer Johnny Depp conduct a surface-level whistle-stop tour of the artist's life, never once outstaying our curiosity. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Show Dates & Times:

8/1/14 - Friday

8:00 pm,

$8.50/Adults, $7.50/Farnsworth Members

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