Carpinteria-based KopSun LLC will host a screening of the propaganda movie “Reefer Madness,” coupled with a short study of the film at 7 p.m. April 20, at The Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave.
“Reefer Madness” was produced by the U.S. government in 1936 as a cautionary tale of the evils of marijuana and its inevitable addiction. It mixes scare tactics, lurid details and melodrama to tell the story of three drug dealers, who introduce marijuana to high schoolers.
Wild parties, jazz music and life-shattering events unfold.
The one-hour, eight-minute film is not rated. Louis Gasnier directed it, and actors include Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig and Lillian Miles.
“Cannabis is a very misunderstood plant,” said Tina Fanucchi-Frontado, CEO of KopSun LLC, a cannabis health and wellness company. “We thought it would be interesting to look at a source of the misrepresentation.”
She said the event should appeal to film buffs as well as the general public.
To view the film’s trailer, click here.
No cannabis products will be sold at the event. Carpinteria is a smoke free city, and the Alcazar Theatre strongly enforces this ordinance.
KopSun supports the cannabis lifestyle with education, a curated product line and the KopSun Seal of Approval, its principals said. For more information, visit www.KopSun.com, email [email protected], or call (805) 881-1218.
Posted April 2, 2019