Reefer Madness

May 19 Reefer Madness Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. $9 general, $7 students, 7 p.m., filmstreams.org, 402.933.0259   Every once in a while, a great film comes along that scares straight a generation to the path of righteousness. 1936's masterpiece-of-the-overwrought Reefer Madness is not one of those movies. Part of a period of intense anti-marijuana propaganda (which successfully lead to the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act of 1937, effectively banishing the drug) the film amps up the negative consequences of pot, in a pre-eating-a-whole-bag-of-Funyuns era. There are few acts the freaked out youth don't attempt under the influence of the demon weed. Film Streams’ showing is all a pre-game for the Blue Barn Theatre's June run of Reefer Madness: The Musical. A truly awful relic of a certain era, this film is definitely worth a view.

posted at 09:18 pm
on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

COMMENTS

(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


Grios, Girlfriends and Sistahs

Saturday, April 12      
Union for Contemporary Art, 2417 Burdette St.
7 p.m.; Free   
http://www.u-ca.org

A three-week exploration of what it means to be a woman of color in the Midwest...

more »


Grios, Girlfriends and Sistahs

Saturday, April 12      
Union for Contemporary Art, 2417 Burdette St.
7 p.m.; Free   
http://www.u-ca.org

A three-week exploration of what it means to be a woman of color in the Midwest...

more »


Grios, Girlfriends and Sistahs

Saturday, April 12      
Union for Contemporary Art, 2417 Burdette St.
7 p.m.; Free   
http://www.u-ca.org

A three-week exploration of what it means to be a woman of color in the Midwest...

more »


Beethoven Variations and Transformations

Beethoven Variations and Transformations
Friday, April 25, 12:00PM-1:00PM
Free and Open to the Public
BLUEBARN Theatre, 614 S. 11th Street, Omaha 68102

33 Variations, a play by Moisés ...

more »


The Battle of Battles

THURSDAY 17
April 17-May 11
The Battle of Battles
Shelterbelt Theatre
3225 California St. Omaha
Tickets: $10-15
http://www.shelterbelt.org

Machiavelli maneuvers Leonardo Da Vinci and...

more »







Advanced Search