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Cleveland Cult Film Festival 10


United States | 1936 | Louis J. Gasnier


With medical marijuana already legal in Ohio, and efforts to legalize recreational weed afoot, the time seems right to resurrect this cautionary classic that helped keep Buckeyes safe from hopped-up maniacs for many decades. (Hopefully, it’s not too late.) This educational classic dramatizes, as only film can, the horrors that are unleashed when a pusher entices innocent high schoolers to try cannabis. Be forewarned: it’s not a pretty picture—but it’s an important one. “The ultimate camp film: a sensationalistic account of a subject its filmmakers obviously knew nothing about.” –Danny Peary, Cult Movies. “The Jaws of midnight movies.” –NY Times. “One of the first unintentional cinematic gutbusters, a proto-noir melodrama so preposterous it’s like a transmission from Mars.” –American Genre Film Archive. Preceded at showtime by vintage trailers and commercials. DCP. 76 min.

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11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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