“Culture High” Documentary Opens This Weekend in New York


Director Brett Harvey’s documentary on the failed War on Drugs and marijuana prohibition, “Culture High” opens this weekend in New York, with more showings opening up around the country later this month.
From Village Voice film critic Chris Packham:

It’s strongly anti-prohibition, and the film’s structure favors that bias: Talking-head interview segments with former cops, marijuana smugglers, culture icons, comedians, and legislators address the counterintuitive benefits of marijuana prohibition to criminal enterprise. These are contrasted with video montages of completely ridiculous anti-drug propaganda that include clips of Fox News personalities, Nancys Reagan and Grace, stupid after-school specials and public service announcements intended to terrify children.