MAYBE LOGIC: The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson
Lance Bauscher
2003, USA, 82 minutes
www.maybelogic.com

Maybe Logic: The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson is an intimate, engaging and informative portrait of one of the late 20th century’s Most Valuable Philosophers. Wilson is an absolutely fascinating multi-faceted personality: raconteur, gadfly, libertarian, former Playboy editor, conspiracist, stand-up comedian, best-selling author of Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of the Illuminati and the Illuminatus trilogy, Discordian Pope, Crowleyan Occultist, telepathic alien contactee, permanent occupant of the Chapel Perilous, poet, prankster, mystic and madman. If Wilson had never existed—someone would have had to create him.

This indefatigable Renaissance man is now a widower living in an indeterminate address in Southern California. Stricken with polio while young, he now suffers the ravages of post-polio syndrome, and is literally forced to will himself to walk across the room for the camera. Therefore, his current social activist passion is focused on the Medical Marijuana issue, and he is a passionate and active advocate for the right of the individual to use any means necessary to achieve freedom from pain.

Wilson’s charisma, boundless energy, vibrant free-ranging intellect, piercing wit and non-stop stream of highly infectious memes will inspire any free-thinking individual to continue questioning everything—particularly their own belief systems. It’s very satisfying to see that Wilson still poses a threat to consensus reality. With appearances by Tom Robbins, R.U. Sirius, Ivan Stang, Douglas Rushkoff and Paul Krassner.

—Bruce Fletcher

In attendance: Director/writer Lance Bauscher, Producer/editor Robert Dofflemyer, Producer/editor Cody McClintock

 

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