Imagine Elvis in Sid Vicious’ body with a little Frank Sinatra thrown in, and you have Hasil Adkins, the originator of psychobilly and star of this deranged, shot-on-video documentary. Chronicling 56-year-old Hasil’s boozing, womanizing and law-breaking, audiences are treated to some surreal jaw-dropping antics and raucous, homegrown rock‘n’roll. Viewers will delight in the various ancedotes of paranoia as related by cronies, acquaintances and authorities. Many local personalities have been captured in Appalshop films, but Hasil Adkins may take the cake as the absolute wildest, biggest, impossible-to-tame personality of them all.
Screenings & Festivals
West Virginia International Film Festival