Freak Power

"Freak Power" is the true story of an American band of misfits using establishment rules to challenge establishment rule. In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson — fed up with local pollution problems — threw his hat into the ring for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado. His attempt to create a third party based around a new, gentler style of law enforcement entranced the national press and made him an overnight celebrity and hero to the “drop out” generation, who rallied around his "Freak Power" platform with notions of taking first Aspen, and then the world. The only thing capable of holding them back was Hunter himself.

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Credits

Director:

Robert F. Kennedy III

Executive Producer:

John Paul DeJoria, Emily Jackson, Linz Wilbur, Patrick Sutter, Brian Levy

Producer:

Stephen Nemeth, Paul Morgan, Jay Bulger

Screenwriter:

Robert F. Kennedy III

Cinematographer:

Ian Quill

Editor:

Joe Calardo

Production Designer:

Danica Vallone

Sound Designer:

Cody Troyer

Music:

Wayne Kramer

Principal Cast:

Jay Bulger, Cheryl Hines, Amaryllis Fox, Laird Mackintosh, Maxwell Loeb

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Christine Lemchi
Christine@fonspr.com
(512) 779-5130

Details

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Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

["Biography", "Drama", "History"]

Screening Section:

Narrative Spotlight

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

85 mins