Bob and The Monster on DVD is a documentary that follows Bob Forrest, an indie-rock hero, throughout his life-threatening struggle with his addiction to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in this country today.
This film crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with rare archival performances and exclusive personal videos from Bob’s past to reveal the complex layers of his troubled but optimistic 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 truly inspirational story.
Keirda Bahruth directed this film, Bob The Monster, and he spent 6 years filming Bob Forrest and depicts a fascinating portrait of an intrepid soul whose passion for living and self-discovery is evident in both his failures and successes. It traces his extraordinary life from a traumatic childhood event through decades of poverty and drug addiction; numerous menial jobs and an unlikely rise to stardom with his band Thelonious Monster; then back again through homelessness, 22 drug rehabs and jail; to his repeated transformation into an acclaimed drug and alcohol counselor who now dedicates his life to helping other musicians recover from any addictions they might be suffering with.
Bob and The Monster transcends the stereotype of heroin addicted rock star and reveals a more personal message. Bob’s story is a living testimony to the heights of human courage and the ability to shape your own destiny.
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