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WEST HOLLYWOOD- Screening of THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO at the Human Rights Speakers Series

March 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm2:30 pm


WEST HOLLYWOOD– The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series, PBS SoCal, and the Community Perspectives Film Series present a special screening and panel on the discussion for the California Humanities-supported film THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BROWN BUFFALO

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo is an innovative look into the life of Chicano Los Angeles lawyer, author, activist, and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta. The author of two groundbreaking autobiographical novels, Acosta’s powerful literary voice, brash courtroom style and notorious revolutionary antics made him a revered figure within the Chicano movement, and offered one of the most brazen, frontal assaults on white supremacy seen at the time. Yet, Acosta is more known as Hunter S. Thompson’s bumbling samoan sidekick in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas than for his own work exposing racial bias, hypocrisy, and repression within the California justice system.

This film sets out to right this historical wrong, giving Acosta his due place as an imperfect, but larger-than-life figure in American history. Channeling the spirit of the 60s and the joyful irreverence of Gonzo journalism, the film also shows Acosta’s personal and creative evolution play out against the backdrop of a society in turmoil. Relevant now more than ever, this untold story probes issues of racial identity, criminal justice, and media representation, while revealing the personal story of a troubled and brilliant man coming to terms with his identity and finding meaning in the struggles of his people.

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Phillip Rodriguez, Writer, Producer, Director of The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

Alison Sotomayor, Producer of The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

And more to be announced!


6:30pm Doors Open

7:00pm Screening Starts

8:00pm Panel & Audience Q&A

9:00pm Closing Reception


City of West Hollywood Human Rights Speakers Series (HRSS)


Impact Media Partners*

* The Community Perspectives Film Series is a program of Impact Media Partners.


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West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
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