Outlaw Poet: The Legend of Ron Whitehead
a documentary by Nick Storm and Clayton L. Luce
Presented by Storm Generation Films and Darkstar TV
February 22, 2023 at 7 p.m.
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium
Screening followed by a live conversation with the Legend himself, Ron Whitehead, and
producer Nick Storm, moderated by Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming.
Filmed for over 10 years, this documentary follows the life and times of Ron Whitehead, the National Beat Poet Laureate, and the people he met along the way, including Hunter S. Thompson, the Dalai Lama, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Johnny Depp. It is the story of a coal miner's son who grew up on a rural farm in western Kentucky and his struggles with identity, success, and his own addictions. Outlaw Poet premiered in Louisville to a sold-out crowd last spring, and Actors Theatre is proud to host this special one-night-only film screening.
Watch the trailer here: