This fun-loving but poignant film is a tribute to Gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, and a document of how his legacy continues to live on in the hearts and minds of his fans. Blasted!!! follows the many "Gonzo Patriots" across America that volunteered their personally owned artillery to fulfill the good doctor's last wish to have his ashes fired from a cannon. Before Johnny Depp became involved with the ceremony, and paid over 2 million dollars for a professional fireworks company to blast his friend’s ashes from a 200 foot tall ‘gonzo fist,’ an essay contest was held by the Aspen Daily News (at the request of Hunter's family) to see who would be available to provide the service of firing his ashes. Over 50 private cannon owners applied, but eventually, these men and women, who had come forward to fulfill the dying wish of their hero... were forgotten.
Official Website: http://denverfilm.org/eventwindow.cfm?event_id=709
Added by wozz on November 9, 2006