11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

For No Good Reason

UK, 2013 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2014
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sun, Apr 13 7:00 PM Buy


Cult hero and artist Ralph Steadman is known to legions of Hunter S.Thompson fans as the illustrator behind such classics as FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and THE CURSE OF LONO. Steadman’s working relationship with the gonzo reporter is one of the most beloved and famous artistic tag teams in history, and it gets a thorough exploration in the revealing documentary FOR NO GOOD REASON. Through intimate interviews with Johnny Depp, FOR NO GOOD REASON is a close look at Steadman’s life and art, from his early days chronicling New York’s down-and-out to his close working relationship with Thompson.

Set to an all-star soundtrack and featuring interviews with director Terry Gilliam, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner and William Burroughs, FOR NO GOOD REASON is an insider portrait of Steadman’s unique artistic process and a detailed portrait of the turbulent era that gave birth to Thompson’s idiosyncratic, gonzo reportage.

SXSW 2014
Toronto International Film Festival 2013

press for For No Good Reason

"“… it’s great to see so much of Steadman’s art in one place and observing his chaos…”"
- Scott A. Gray, Exclaim!
"“Quirky, colourful, in-your-face pictures lift off the page, pushing this documentary from ‘entertaining’ to ‘awesome’… Warm, funny and touching, this is one documentary you’d be silly to miss…”"
- Jazmine Sky Bradley, The Hollywood News

screened with a short film


Drunker Than A Skunk

USA, 2013, 3 Min, Director: Bill Plympton

A cowboy town torments the local drunk


Documentary / Art

89 Minutes


Charlie Paul

Lucy Paul

Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp



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