Free Lisi: Fear And Loathing In Denver
Barbes, 376 9th St (@ 6th Ave), Park Slope, Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series has been screening interesting independent films free of charge every other Monday night for four years.
Free Lisi explores Hunter S. Thompson’s personal mission during his last years to free Lisi Auman, sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of a Denver police officer. After receiving a letter from prisoner Lisl in 2001, Hunter enlisted the support of the nation’s top criminal defense lawyers, held a rally on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol, and co-wrote an article for Vanity Fair subtitled “Lynching in Denver” – all in an attempt to free Lisl from life in prison.
Directed by Wayne Ewing