Terry Gilliam to appear at Live Talks LA, Oct 19

Terry Gilliam ©Jay Brooks

Terry Gilliam ©Jay Brooks

We’re excited to announce that Terry Gilliam, the screenwriter, innovative animator, acclaimed visionary film director, and member of Monty Python appears at Live Talks Los Angeles on October 19, 2015 at the Alex Theatre.

We’re honored to host the launch event for Gilliam’s memoir that goes on sale the next day.  Tickets on sale to the public on Tuesday, August 4 at 8am. Ticket info.

This event is a wonderful follow up to our event last season featuring fellow Pythons, John Cleese interviewed by Eric Idle.  See the video.

In Gilliamesque, his “pre-posthumous memoir,” he offers an intimate glimpse into his world in this fascinating book illustrated with hand-drawn sketches, notes, and memorabilia from his personal archive.

From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota, to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer, via the cutting edge of 1960s and ’70s counter-culture in New York, L.A. and London, Terry Gilliam’s life has been as vivid, entertaining and unorthodox as one of his films. 

GilliamesquePacked with never-before-seen artwork, photographs and commentary, Gilliamesque blends the visual and the verbal with scabrous wit and fascinating insight.  Gilliam’s memoir also features a cast of amazing supporting characters—George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and all of the fellow Pythons—as well as cameo appearances from some of the heaviest cultural hitters of modern times, from Woody Allen to Frank Zappa, Gloria Steinem to Robert Crumb, Richard Nixon to Hunter S. Thompson. Gilliam’s encounters with the great and the not-so-good are revealing, funny, and hugely entertaining. The book is an unrestrained look into a unique creative mind and an incomparable portrait of late twentieth-century popular culture.