Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Showings

Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sat, Aug 1, 2015 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Documentary
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Release Year:2014
Runtime:95 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Chevy Chase
Judd Apatow
Henry Beard
Tony Hendra
PJ O'Rourke
John Landis
Director:Douglas Tirola
Produced by:Susan Bedusa
Douglas Tirola
Screenwriter:Mark Monroe
Douglas Tirola
Cinematography:Sean Price-Williams
Editing By:Joseph Krings
G. Jesse Martinez
Music By:Bryce Jacobs

Description

From its humble beginnings as a counterculture magazine to a revered comic institution, National Lampoon’s take-no-prisoners satire forever changed the American comedy landscape. This gleefully irreverent doc follows Lampoon’s meteoric rise to fame that unleashed films like “Animal House” and “Vacation” on the world and helped make the likes of Bill Murray, John Belushi, and Chevy Chase household names. With never-before-seen archival footage, interviews with past luminaries including Christopher Guest, Ivan Reitman, and Chevy Chase, and enough drugs and debauchery to put any rock band biopic to shame, this film offers a rollicking look back at the legacy of this groundbreaking American magazine. In Person: Director Douglas Tirola.

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