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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon

10/09  |  3:00, 8:00 PM
10/10  |  3:00, 8:00 PM
10/11  |  3:00 PM
10/12  |  Closed
10/13  |  8:00 PM
10/14  |  8:00 PM
10/15  |  8:00 PM
10/16 |  12:30, 5:30 PM
10/17 |  12:30, 5:30 PM
10/18 |  12:30 PM
10/19 |  Closed
10/20 |  5:30 PM
10/21 |  5:30 PM
10/22 |  5:30 PM

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability - and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and NationalLampoon's Vacation, launching dozens of huge careers on the way. Director Douglas Tirola's documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead - tells the story of its rise and fall through fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine's prime). The film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at what made the magazine tick, who were its key players, and why it was so outrageously successful: a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.

Directed By: Douglas Tirola
Genre: Documentary
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures  
Run Time: 98 Minutes
MPAA Rating: Un-rated
Origin: USA