FOCUS: SMOKE SCREENS “Feeling that should make you move. Sounds that should help you groove. Boom shaka-laka-laka! Boom shaka-laka-laka!" Join us as we inhale deep into the world of marijuana shorts, both fact and fiction. First, we flashback to the ‘70s, with Weed: The Story of Marijuana (US 1971, 24 min), which you may have seen in your own high school homeroom! Come for how the scientific and legal community viewed pot 45 years ago; stay for the fantastic period fashion and state-of-the-art technology. Next, Brian Applegarth’s The Secret Story (US 2016, 16 min) chronicles the critical role San Francisco activists played on the road to legalizing medical cannabis. In Bad Habits (US 2016, 9 min), Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz and Lyntoria Newton present a pair of real-life nuns who’ve taken on a very special mission of outreach, compassion, and good humor. In Todd Bishop’s Deflowered with the Marines (US 2015, 4 min),presented by Merry Jane two ex-servicemen discuss the power of cannabis in relation to injury and PTSD. And finally, in Kiel Murray and Phil Lorin’s Green Thumb (US 2014, 11 min), a couple discovers that their child has taken on an unusual project in the backyard. Plus, trailers, clips, and a few surprises that span the decades!
Guests in attendance 10/8 & 10/13: Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz & Lyntoria Newton (Bad Habits); Todd Bishop & Georgette Angelos (Deflowered with the Marines); Kiel Murray & Phil Lorin (Green Thumb);
Brian Applegarth (The Secret Story)
Thanks to our Community Partner Oddball Films