Debate ‘Fear and Loathing’ October 20

August 17, 2016  

The 1877 Society will host “Animus: Film vs. Book” at Aksarben Cinema on Thursday, October 20.


This second annual fundraiser will screen the 1998 film “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp.


Attendees are encouraged to read the book, written by Hunter S. Thompson and first published in 1971, prior to the October 20 fundraiser.


A spirited audience discussion will follow the movie, on which version of the story was better. This year’s panelists include Karen Pietsch of Omaha Public Library and Ryan Syrek of The Reader. Local comedian Cameron Logsdon returns as emcee.


“Animus” proceeds will benefit Omaha Public Library adult literacy, programs, and services this year.


The 1877 Society is a group of library enthusiasts and advocates in their twenties and thirties who support the Omaha Public Library Foundation. The Omaha Public Library Foundation raises funds and advocates for Omaha Public Library, its programs, patrons, services, and staff.


Visit to purchase tickets, selecting Thursday, October 20, 2016 from the drop down menu.


Tickets are $25 for 1877 Society members, and $35 for the general public. Admission includes appetizers, popcorn, cocktails, and the movie ticket.


Questions? Send an email to or call (402) 444-4589.

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