The greatest comedian of his generation. Kicked ass. Took names. Changed the game.
Three years in the making, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern culture's most iconic heroes to the big screen.
Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of America and modern life head on. But his unique gift was to tease apart the essence of religion, the dangers of unbridled government power and the double standards inherent in much of modern society, using nothing but his hilarious ideas and the uncompromising observational style that continues to resonate with successive generations.
Taking documentary to a new level, and including many unseen performances, AMERICAN uses stunning animation to bring Bill's inspiring story to life, told for the first time by those that knew him best.