Cinema Egzotik: Night of the Dopeheads
An evening filled with booze, marijuana and madness, featuring an unjustly forgotten Hunter S. Thompson film and possibly the last great comic twosome to have hit the screen: the permanently high Cheech and Chong. Never a clear moment!
Martin Koolhoven explains: 'For years this early version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas only circulated in a mutilated version, but tonight, at last, the unjustly forgotten Hunter S. Thompson semi-biopic Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), starring Bill Murray and Peter Boyle in the roles also made famous by Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. Followed by the first film of possibly the last great comic twosome to have hit the screen: Cheech and Chong. Have a spliff in the break to really get into Up in Smoke.'
Where the Buffalo Roam (Art Linson, 1980)
Years before Johnny Depp took it upon himself to play the legendary character in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum Diary, Bill Murray also got into the skin of the glorious gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Murray delivers a wonderfully muddled and maniacal character in this raging comedy full of drink, drugs and delirium.
Up in Smoke (Tommy Chong, Lou Adler, 1978) (35mm)
The two pothead comedians Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong get roped into smuggling marijuana in Tijuana, Mexico on their first crazy trip and hope to pick up some good grass on the way, meaning to “get down to some serious snorking.'