The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

Feature | Unrated | 57 min


AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 10 Tue, Mar 20, 2018 6:30 PM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 10 Sun, Mar 25, 2018 3:35 PM
Film Info
Section:Latino Public Broadcast Presents
Release Year:2017
Production Country:USA
Director:Phillip Rodriguez


THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO 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 his friend, legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson. The author of two groundbreaking autobiographical novels, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A BROWN BUFFALO and THE REVOLT OF THE COCKROACH PEOPLE. 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 and offered one of the most brazen assaults on the status quo and white supremacy seen at the time. Latino Public Broadcasting Showcase.