Anyone who has read Hunter S. Thompson knows it is often difficult in his works to separate reality from fiction… or from drug-induced hallucination. So, in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, when Thompson described his attorney as “a 300-pound Samoan,” we should all know to take that with a grain of salt. In fact, Thompson’s attorney was the Chicano civil-rights activist, novelist and lawyer Oscar Zeta Acosta, a force of nature, and a far-cry from Thompson’s bizarre caricature.
A new documentary, “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” seeks to restore Zeta Acosta to his rightful place in the pantheon of Mexican-American activists. Madison’s Centro Hispano will screen the film on Friday, June 22nd as part of their 3rd annual Evening of Dreaming.
Joining Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio now are Creative Director Alex Miranda and Centro Hispano Executive Director Karen Menéndez Coller.
“The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo,” will screen at Madison’s Centro Hispano this Friday, June 22nd from 6 to 9 p.m. Director Philip Rodriquez will be in attendance, and there will be tapas served before the show. For more information, go to micentro.org.