Monday, March 8, 2010

Sane Man showing in Portland, Oregon March 13th

The Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife with 5th Avenue Cinema present:

Bill Hicks: Sane Man 

Sat March 13, 2010 - 9:30pm.
Sponsored by KUFO.

5th Avenue Cinema
510 SW Hall Street,
Portland, Oregon 97201

Feb 26, 2010 marks the 16th anniversary of the legendary comic's passing. Bill was best known for his biting wit and spot on social commentary. He had 2 HBO specials, numerous appearances on The David Letterman Show, and a BBC pilot in the works before his untimely passing at age 32 from pancreatic cancer. He has been lauded by rock bands Tool and Radiohead and numerous fellow comics, from Eddie Izzard to Jay Leno, as a major influence and inspiration.He was also recognized by the Bristish House of Commons on the 10th anniversary of his passing. There are currently 2 major film projects about Bill, one completed : "The American" and another untitled in the works.

To honor his memory, and share his genius , The Bill Hicks Foundation teams up with 5th Ave Cinema and KUFO to screen Sane Man, one of the seminal comic' s best works.

A suggested $5 or more donation is requested at the door. All attendess will be entered in a drawing for a Hicks Gift Pack consisting of a Tshirt and coffee mug.

For more info about tickets/location please call the box office at 503-725-3551

All proceeds from the door will be donated to the Bill Hicks Foundation For Wildlife, a A Not for Profit Texas Corp founded in 1994,which aids in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphaned, ill and injured Central Texas Wildlife. In 2009 alone the foundation's team of licensed rehabbers assisted over 500 animals and continued their care and placement of 8 Wolfdogs.

For more information, please visit our website at or the wildlife page of or call foundation director Lynn Raridon @ 512-461-2355.

Lynn played Shotzi in Ninja Bachelor party and was honored to call Bill a friend. She is happy to conduct interviews about the foundation.

"Until you can name all of the animals, shut up and go back to the garden" -Bill Hicks

Thursday, March 4, 2010

First clip from American: The Bill Hicks Story!

The first clip of American The Bill Hicks Story has been posted by SXSW in anticipation of the North American premiere next Friday.


Official trailer coming very soon - we'll let you know!
Please post this to your blogs/forums and get the word out.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

American: The Bill Hicks Story North American Premiere at SXSW

American: The Bill Hicks Story will be shown at the South by Southwest festival in Austin Texas on March 15th and March 20th.

From the official American: The Bill Hicks Story site:

We are extremely proud to announce that AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story has been invited to hold its North American premiere at SXSW!

Bill has a very strong cult following in the US, but nowhere more so than Austin, and as British filmmakers, we are very excited to be taking the story of one of America’s most important cultural icons back to his homeland.

The SXSW festival is one of America’s leading festivals, and runs from the 12th – 20th March. We are pleased to be mentioned in their opening paragraph, alongside Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, Michel Gondry’s The Thorn in the Heart, and Steven Soderbergh’s And Everything Is Going Fine.

Event details: American: The Bill Hicks Story at SXSW