American: The Bill Hicks Story is a documentary film of the life and stylings of the comedian Bill Hicks. Bill Hicks was an American comedian who passed away in 1994 leaving behind a comedy legacy. Bill Hicks was well known for his dark humor, and his heavy criticism of social problems. Bill Hicks mocked things like consumerism, media, pop culture, and superficiality. American: The Bill Hicks Story features a number of interviews of Bill Hick’s friends and family. This includes a lengthy interview with his longtime friend Kevin Booth. The film features a large amount of archival footage of his standup performances and interviews. It also employees animation that is done over the large amount of still photos that make up the documentary. American: The Bill Hicks Story was written, directed, and produced by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas. It has a 102 minute long runtime. American: The Bill Hicks Story was first released in late 2009 but made its worldwide debut in May of 2010.