Fw: Drug War film New Orleans - London- Texas -dec.
- Forwarding this from the Producer of "American Drug War", a movie that will
be shown in New Orleans next week and is now being scheduled for its Houston
premiere at the West Oaks Alamo Draft House Theater for Dec. 27. It makes
its broadcast premier next March on Showtime.
Any help in promoting would be appreciated. The trailers I've seen show
this to be one hell of an indictment of the drug war.
> Dear Robert & Dean - Amy
> I'm getting ready to create the Calender for December, if you can
> book that 27th date for the Houston draft house, I can get Alex Jones
> & others to promote it as well. We are also getting the Onion to
> promote our Austin Antone's gig, I'm sure we could use all of our
> Austin promo to help fill the Houston theater for the 27th (the only
> day I can show up)
> + if we are smart we can get all the hard core Bill Hicks fans out as
> well. Maybe even some Rogan fans?
> off the top of my head, I'll have assistant who can write work on it-
> Former Houston resident produces new controversial SHOWTIME
> documentary comes back to Houston for one night for a rare & personal
> Houston - 1976- Stratford High, a young Bill Hicks & Kevin Booth
> start a artistic / professional relationship that would last for 17
> years. Bill passed away in 1994 at age 32, but the films, records &
> book he created with Kevin Booth - Sacred Cow Productions lives on.
> Skip to the year 2007, Kevin Booth now living in Hollywood has just
> won his 4th film festival for a film that took him over 4 years to
> Here is a synopsis of the film:
> "35 years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over one million
> non-violent drug offenders living behind bars.
> The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American
> history. The question has become, how much more can the country endure?
> Inspired by the death of four family members from "legal drugs," Texas
> filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become
> a huge failure. Four years in the making, the film follows gang members,
> former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians,
> prisoners and celebrities. Most notably, the film features Freeway Ricky
> Ross, the many many accuse for starting the Crack epidemic, who after
> arrested discovered that his cocaine source had been working for the CIA.
> AMERICAN DRUG WAR shows how money, power, and greed have corrupted not
> drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government. More importantly,
> shows what can be done about it. This is not some "pro-drug" stoner film,
> but a collection of expert testimonials from the ground troops on the
> lines of the drug war, the ones who are fighting it and the ones who are
> living it.
> Cast: Tommy Chong, Freeway Ricky Ross, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, General Barry
> McCaffrey, Judge James Gray, Gary Johnson, Mike Rupert, Celerino Castillo
> III , Robert Steele , T. Rodgers , Cynthia McKinney, Craig X, Ron Paul,
> Jello Biafra, Joe Rogan, Todd McCormick, Dr. Claudia Jensen
> CBS Radio - Todd David Schwartz
> Four Stars
> "Open-minded and intellectually honest" "A mind-altering experience"
> High Times Magazine - Mary Ought Six
> Four Pot Leafs
> "Brace yourself for Afghani opium, interviews with a former drug czar and
> Amsterdam's lone crack connoisseur, and basic bad-guy bedlam in this
> informative documentary"
> Ain't it Cool News - Elston Gunn
> "And oh, the things he discovers" "An eye-opening and compelling
> of the war on drugs"
> CINEPHELIA - C. Dempsey
> "AMERICAN DRUG WAR is worth some serious frontal lobe absorption. This is
> documentary that will show you just how well the war on drugs is going.
> let me tell you it really seems to be going great -drug use is up,
> is down and all while you the taxpayer keep pouring the money in"