On Tuesday August 19th at 7:30pm, Repressed Cinema presents
Films about the Evils of Marijuana.
Hosted by film curator Greg
With the upcoming November elections, and the prospect
of marijuana legalization in Oregon, it seems only fitting that we look
back on a few of these 16mm educational (and occasionally
laugh-inducing) films. Whether it’s a glassy-eyed Sonny Bono trying to
convince 60's era kids not to toke up, or Scott Baio ditching his
squeaky clean image for a roach clip – you’ll ‘highly’ enjoy stepping
back in time with these pot-scare chestnuts. We’ll be featuring three
16mm films from the golden age of pot paranoia…
A classic gem from the Reagan era full of equal parts fear and
pseudoscience. Meant to discourage kids from taking their first puff.
– The 1968 classic featuring a quasi-bombed Sonny Bono in a gold lame’
outfit preaching to the kids that MJ is a “bummer” and and will turn you
into a “weedhead”. A gem of the drug educational genre.
the 1980 after-school special starring Scott Baio (Happy Days) as a shy
student living in his athletic brothers’ shadow. Seeking new friends
and the girl of his dreams, he takes up pot smoking in hopes he will
become more popular and escape from his shell.