Sorry to interrupt my reports from Europe, but there’s big cinema news coming out of the USA that I just have to share. I’ve been in lots of TV shows but, until now, never in a movie. In a few days, that’s about to change.
In 2012 I had the opportunity to help lead the historic campaign in Washington State to legalize, tax, and regulate recreational marijuana. Along with Colorado, legalizing marijuana got more votes than President Obama (56 percent). The citizens of two states stood up and voted overwhelmingly to end the failed War on Drugs and stop the mass incarceration of our most disadvantaged citizens for petty marijuana arrests. We made history together…and it was an exciting story I’m very proud of.
Thankfully, a group of talented Seattle filmmakers was there from the start to capture the story. The award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization” shows the candid, behind-the-scenes drama of this historic change in American drug policy through the eyes of those who lived it (including yours truly!). And it gives a glimpse at just how–I believe–state by state, the Prohibition of our age will be ended.
I am thrilled to announce that “Evergreen” is beginning its theatrical run starting this Friday, June 13th, in New York City and continuing in select cities throughout the country this summer. Here is the run-down of screenings and dates:
New York, NY
Opens June 13, 2014
Opens June 20, 2014
SIE Film Center
June 26 – 29, 2014
Opens June 27, 2014
Webster Groves, MO
July 25 – 27, 2014
Webster University Film Series
Read a review here.
The theatrical run will be followed by an online release in the fall, just as a handful of additional states will be preparing to vote on their own legalization measures. Please support independent film-making and the movement to end the War on Drugs. Go see this movie!
If you can’t see the video below, watch it on YouTube.