Thompson Memorial Service Film To Be Screened At Festival

An hour long film covering the memorial of cult author HUNTER S THOMPSON is to be screened at the Starz Denver International Film Festival in Colorado on Saturday (12NOV05).

WHEN I DIE is directed by WAYNE EWING and follows the planning and attempts to secure local government approval to blast Thompson's ashes into the sky from a 15-storey tower, as well as the memorial service itself.

The FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS writer shot himself in the kitchen of his Owl Farm home in Woody Creek, near Aspen, Colorado, on 20 February (05). He was 67.

In accordance with his wishes, his ashes were fired from a 150 foot (45.7 metre) tower, topped by the his 'gonzo' journalism symbol of a red fist with two thumbs.

Celebrity friends, including JOHNNY DEPP, BILL MURRAY, SEAN PENN, LYLE LOVETT and THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND joined Thompson's widow ANITA and 250 others at the private memorial in August (05), and watched his ashes join fireworks in the sky.


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Hunter,you will never be forgotten,and whether you knew it or not,you were so lucky.You had friends that really loved and cared for you,and a loyal fan base that cared too.You went out the way you chose at the time you chose.See ya next time around!
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I'm still broken hearted about Hunter's Death. When do the fans get to have closure??? I still think we should organize some sort of festivities. I refuse to go camp on a hill or rush Owl Farm for some attempt at closure. I have no idea how i feel about this film, is the some sort of consolation prize?? I hope His friends and family continue to heal and grow from this tradgedy,As they will be effected forever by this turn of events. Anita and Juan I pray for them. God I'm so sorry.
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I feel that it's very good that a screened festival to celebrate HUNTER S THOMPSON life. He has now lefted us all with that his outstanding mind and ways of living, yes maybe not everyone ideal way to be, but you have to admire what he has brought through his ideas/films/books OUTSTANDING.I'm so pleased that Johnny and Bill and other's made Hunter S Thompsom final wishes come true, if only we could all have our last wish. What TRUE friends they all are to HUNTER S THOMPSOM. XXX :)
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I didn't know Hunter and that is sad he gone,but not forgotten.Johnny, Bill and the others made the wishes come true The Thompson Memorial Service.Hunter was a good friend of Johnny and he made sure Hunter wishes comr true.
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