"Proud to be an asshole from El Paso"
A film by Simone de Vries
about the Jewish-Texan Singer/Writer Kinky Friedman, a man with a very
strong image: always wearing a black Stetson and a big (Cuban) cigar in his
He was a countrysinger in the 1970's and founder of 'The
Texas Jewboys', with famous songs like: 'They ain't making Jews like Jesus
anymore' and 'Ride 'm Jewboy', the first countrysong about the holocaust.
Kinky Friedman is a writer – he fled New York in the 1980's to live in Texas
again on a lonely ranch – of mystery novels, starring himself as a Jewish,
cigar smoking detective. He has written 14 of them and has grown a little
tired of doing it. He travels the world to promote his books and his latest
CD. This 'tribute' album became a cult-success because of the covers by
Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Dwight Yoakam and many more. Will he dare to write
that 'Great American Novel' after all, or is he better of as the politically
incorrect cult-hero he is today?
Starring Kinky Friedman, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and
Ab 12. August im
Eiszeit Kino, Berlin