SFIFF CLOSES WITH A TRIBUTE DOCUMENTARY: GONZO By: Vivian ‘Rodriguez’ Meade

I attended the Closing Night of the San Francisco International Film Festival showing of Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson at the Castro Theatre last week. The event was sponsored by Vanity Fair and was a benefit for the National Resources Defense Council: www.nrdc.org

Hunter S. Thompson was one of my influences back in college after I read his “The Boys on the Bus” along with numerous articles in the Rolling Stone Magazine. But as I found out in my ‘WoMan on the Street‘ interviews, I wasn’t the only Gonzo fan. Thompson shared a large part of San Francisco’s history during the ‘Summer of Love’ along with his writings for the Rolling Stone Magazine when it was headquartered in San Francisco in the early 1970s. And those young and young-at-heart came out to pay homage to their ‘hero’. Most of the people I talked to agreed that his wisdom rings true in today’s politics……. I wonder what he would have said about our current Presidential race?

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