As a non-profit film society, the Vancouver International Film Festiva depends on word-of-mouth to help promote its programs. If you are able, please forward this to those who you think might be interested in these films: “The Prince of Pot: The US vs. Marc Emery”, “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High”, “Help Me Eros”, and “Weirdsville”.
The Prince of Pot: The US vs. Marc Emery
Nick Wilson, Canada
Mon. Oct 1, 9:30pm, Pacific Cin?math?que
Fri. Oct 5, 4:30pm, Pacific Cin?math?que
Mon. Oct 8, 1:30pm, Empire Granville 7
Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi… Marc Emery? Is his fight against extradition to the United States for selling weed seeds also about Canadian sovereignty, unjust prohibition and silencing political dissidence? Nick Wilson’s provocative documentary asks this and more about one of Vancouver’s most notorious residents.
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
Brett Harvey, Canada
Wed. Oct 10, 9:30pm, Empire Granville 7
Thu. Oct 11, 3:30pm, Empire Granville 7
Marijuana is a seven-billion-dollar-a-year industry in B.C. With humour and insight, filmmaker Brett Harvey takes a surprising look at who benefits the most from one of BC’s biggest businesses remaining illegal and unregulated. Winner, Outstanding Documentary Feature, 2007 Winnipeg International Film Festival.
Help Me Eros
Lee Kang-sheng, Taiwan
Mon. Oct 1, 9:15pm, Empire Granville 7
Tue. Oct 2, 2:30pm, Empire Granville 7
A down and out stock trader’s loneliness draws him to whole up in his utlra-white, ultra-modern apartment. Tending to his indoor marijuana crop and smoking lots of weed, he’s drawn to a suicide prevention counsellor with a thing for eels, and a betelnut girl with a penchant for, well, complicated liasons. Sex, drugs and amazing cinematography power this eye-popping erotic comedy by Lee Kang-sheng.
Allan Moyle, Canada
Sun. Sep 30, 9:30pm, Empire Granville 7
Tue. Oct 2, 1:00pm, Empire Granville 7
In Allan Moyle’s (/Empire Records) /latest, a pair of stoner slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theatre… where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices. Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley and Taryn Manning star.
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