November 7, 2014!
Director Q&A Tonight!
A documentary about famed marijuana legalization activist, Marc Emery, the self-styled 'Prince of Pot'. In 2005 Emery was arrested by the U.S. DEA, charged with trafficking pot seeds over the Internet and convicted of international drug trafficking. A Canadian citizen, Emery was extradited to the U.S. to serve five years in federal prison. In Canada at that time, the penalty for selling marijuana seeds was a fine. But Emery's incarceration, this film suggests, does not constitute a simple miscarriage of justice. It rather fulfills Emery's complex, often narcissistic vision of himself as a fierce libertarian and quasi-biblical prophet whose destiny is to defeat government. Citizen Marc wittily questions what it means to be a citizen in a post-identity, post-equality North America. - IMDB
NOvember 14, 2014
Presented by an anonymous North Korean professor, this anti-Western propaganda film attacks the moral attenuation, political manipulation and hyper-consumerism that characterize the Western world. In chapters with titles like “Rewriting History,” “Advertising” and “The Cult of Celebrity,” we are treated to a lineup of the most embarrassing occidental excesses and globalization, the “psychological warfare” at the hands of multinationals, shopping-obsessed consumers and the failure of democracy. Then there’s time for the “Grab it!” culture of the one percent and additional moral deterioration in the form of Paris Hilton, unethical TV shows and violent movies and games. Toward the end of this propaganda piece, the role of North Korea in all of this becomes clear: the country would like to offer itself as headquarters for the mounting fight against consumer slavery and greed worldwide.