Bob and the Monster

Director Keirda Bahruth
Genre Documentary
Runtime 85 minutes
Country of Origin USA
Language English
Supplier Vision Music Inc.
Festivals/Awards Hot Docs Festival Official Selection 2011


Six years in the making, this award winning documentary follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the US today. The film crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob's past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but hopeful soul.

Testimony from his peers, including Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, members of Jane's Addiction, Fishbone and Guns n' Roses add texture, but it's the depth of Bob's music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and inspirational story.

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Cast & Credits

Bob Forrest
Courtney Love
Anthony Kiedis
John Frusciante
Jane's Addiction
Guns n' Roses
... and more

Press & Articles

“'Bob and the Monster' Review” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Risen from the gutter, he whispers hope to Hollywood's junkies” - CNN

“He's faced a real monster” - Los Angeles Times

“Keirda Bahruth gets mad for living with 'Bob and the Monster'” - Toronto Film Scene

“'Bob and the Monster' Review” - Variety

“SXSW scene report: 'Bob and the Monster'” - Austin 360

“'Bob and the Monster' Review” - Vox Magazine

“'Bob and the Monster' Review” - Eye for Film

“Our Favorite Music Films of 2011” - MUSICFILMWEB

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