This is a bucket list event - the premiere showing at Hollywood's TCL Chinese movie theater of an amazing documentary film chronicling one of the most significant legacies of the cannabis legalization movement.
Cannabis in America has had an evolution of epic proportions over the last decade and filmmakers Dan Katzir and Ravit Markus were there to record it. They spent 10 years following a "small group of concerned committed citizens" (per Margaret Mead) who opened Oaksterdam University and in 2010 fought to get Prop. 19 - a measure to legalize cannabis - on the ballot in California, thus bringing this taboo topic to the mainstream.
Among those rebels are Oaksterdam University founder Richard Lee, who after becoming a paraplegic, discovered cannabis provided him better relief than some traditional medications, and Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones, a woman with a heartbreaking past, who found her voice and calling after becoming part of the Oaksterdam family.
From facing public scrutiny and international press to withstanding a federal raid that threatened it all, their roller coaster ride towards legalization is as tense it is inspiring. A true American tale, their fight serves as a reminder of how democracy can work when people come together. The documentary is not just an important historical chronicle, but also a lesson on how change transpires in this country.
It is a a great film documenting a pivotal point in the history of cannabis and its path to finally reclaiming its status as one of the most important plants in human history. Being able to see the film at American Pot Story's premiere showing at the TCL Chinese movie theater, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, 90028 with it's world famous Hollywood movie stars' hand prints in the cement in the theater's courtyard, will make it even more special - an event you will be telling everyone you know that you were there.
The premiere is on Thursday, June 29 beginning with a Red Carpet welcoming at 6:30 p.m. and the screening of the film at 7 p.m. followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers and cast. Be sure and bring your camera to have your picture taken with them. Best of all it is followed by a private after-party at Teddy's Lounge in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets are only $19 if purchased by June 21 and include admission to the Red Carpet welcome, the screening of the movie, the question and answer session and the After-Party. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.