Casino Jack

George Hickenlooper (1963-2010)

I was friends with George Hickenlooper, the director of the stunning HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER’S APOCALYPSE.  We bar-hopped around Austin most of last Thursday night after the Austin Film Festival presentation of his new film, CASINO JACK.  We were making plans to do some cool things.  One of them was to independently record him doing a HEARTS OF DARKNESS commentary, which he wasn’t asked to do by the studio for its recent Blu-ray release.  This morning, he was found dead in Denver at age 47.