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An Evening with
Terry Gilliam

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AN EVENING WITH TERRY GILLIAM discussing his ‘Pre-posthumous Memoir’ Gilliamesque

Terry Gilliam is a screenwriter, director, animator, actor, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He is well-known for directing many film cult-classics including Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Many of his films have been nominated for Academy and Golden Globe awards, and in 2009 he was given the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award for his contribution to motion picture arts. The only ‘Python’ not born in Britain, he took British Citizenship in 1968. His latest film, The Zero Theorem (2014) stars two-time Oscar winner Christopher Waltz, David Thewlis, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton.

In Gilliamesque, illustrated with hand-drawn sketches, notes and memorabilia from his personal archive, he offers a fascinating and intimate glimpse into his world.

From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota, to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer, via the cutting edge of 1960s and ’70s counter-culture in New York, L.A. and London, Terry Gilliam’s life has been as vivid, entertaining and unorthodox as one of his films.

Packed with never-before-seen artwork, photographs and commentary, Gilliamesque blends the visual and the verbal with scabrous wit and fascinating insight. Gilliam’s memoir also features a cast of amazing supporting characters – George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Heather Ledger and all of the fellow Pythons – as well as cameo appearances from some of the heaviest cultural hitters of modern times, from Woody Allen to Frank Zappa, Gloria Steinem to Robert Crumb, Richard Nixon to Hunter S. Thompson. His encounters with the great and the not-so-good are revealing, funny and hugely entertaining. The book is an unrestrained look into a unique creative mind and an incomparable portrait of late twentieth-century popular culture.

Book Signing: No – Books will be pre-signed
Check-In: All patrons must report to Check-In table upon arrival.

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