The Last American Outlaw, Nick Mead’s documentary film about former Hells Angel George Christie and his current legal woes, has still not been publically viewed.
The film was scheduled to be screened for potential buyers last month in a place called the Bell Arts Factory, a brief stroll from the old Angels clubhouse in Ventura. The screening was sold out and there was a waiting list.
Two years ago Christie was accused of “conspiring” to “interfere with commerce and the movement of articles and commodities in commerce;” extortion and conspiracy to commit arson. Christie was locked up for six weeks and was confined to his home until he pled guilty to two counts of conspiracy early this year.
No! No! Wait!
The Department of Justice seems scared of the film and told Christie last month that if the film was shown prosecutors would insure Christie would go to prison. So, the screening was cancelled. Christie will be sentenced August 15th.
Today Christie’s old club chimed in with their own concerns about the movie. Long time friend of the club Fritz Clapp issued an official club statement that read:
“Hells Angels MC generally disapproves of its members or former members exploiting their club affiliation for personal advantage, and has a process for them to obtain limited permission for use of its brand and marks in biographical depictions.
“Consequently, HAMC has demanded that the Mead/Christie film not be displayed, marketed or distributed until and unless all clearance issues are resolved.”
Clapp declined to elaborate on what the club expects Christie to do but said, “George has been around long enough. He certainly knows what’s expected of him.”
Clapp also said, “I talked to Nick last December. It sounds like a good film. I hope we can work this out.”
Until Christie is finally sentenced and his differences with his former club are resolved, one way or another, you can still see a couple minutes from the beginning of the movie here. No Angels patch appears in the clip.