IFC presents the US premiere of documentary Larry Flynt: The Right To Be Left Alone on August 7, 2008 at 9 PM ET/10 PM PT
Both hero and villain, purveyor of pornography and tireless civil rights advocate, the always controversial publisher of Hustler magazine, Larry Flynt , is the subject of new tell-all documentary Larry Flynt:The Right to be Left Alone.
In a timely response to a current political climate in which the fundamental civil rights of Americans are being challenged, the film offers an eye-opening and authoritative overview of Flynt's long-standing struggle to expand the parameters of free speech and expose the hypocrisy of elected leaders. Featuring rarely seen footage, as well as in-depth interviews with Flynt himself, the documentary focuses on the self-confessed smut peddler's usually contentious entanglements with politics from his precedent-setting Supreme Court case, to his campaign runs for both California governor and President.
Delving beyond Flynt's political career, the documentary offers an intimate glimpse of the publisher's personal life, including the assassination attempt that left him paralyzed and his first wife's battle with AIDS. Ultimately, Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone delivers the full, unvarnished story of one of America's most unlikely defenders of civil liberties.
Encores: Thursday August 7 at 1:45 a.m. and Sunday August 31 at 9:45 p.m. and 3 a.m.