CITIZEN MARC / CITIZEN MARC

2013, Colour, Canada, Documentaries of the World (full length movies)
Original language : english

CITIZEN MARC

 

Production Team

Director : Roger Evan Larry, Sandra Tomc

Screenwriter : Roger Evan Larry, Sandra Tomc

Cinematographer : Jeffery Lando

Editor : Nina Helene Hirten

Music : Nina Helene Hirten

Film production and Sales : Roger Larry Evan, Relevision Productions, 1818 Robson Street, Suite 202, Vancouver, BC V6G 1E3 (Canada), roger@relevision.com Distributeur canadien/Canadian Distributor: Cinemavault, 1240 Bay Street, Suite 307, Toronto, ON M5R 2A7 (Canada), admin@cinemavault.com


 

Synopsis

In 2005, Canadian marijuana activist Marc Emery, the self-styled "Prince of Pot" was arrested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, charged with trafficking over the Internet, and convicted of international drug trafficking. In spite of being a Canadian citizen, Emery was extradited to the U.S. to serve five years in federal prison. In Canada at that time, the penalty for selling marijuana seeds was a fine. But Emery’s incarceration, this film suggests, does not constitute a simple miscarriage of justice. Rather, it fulfills Emery's complex, often narcissistic vision of himself as a fierce libertarian whose destiny is to defeat “government.”

 

Director

Roger Evan Larry and Sandra Tomc are a husband-and-wife filmmaking team. His short films with visual artist Mark Lewis recently screened at the Museum of Modern Art's satellite, PS1. She is a professor of English literature at the University of British Columbia and author of Industry and the Creative Mind. Together they made Tested (1997), Donovan Life (2007) and CROSSING (2007).


 

Projections

Friday August 23, 2013 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11
Saturday August 24, 2013 - 12:20 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11
Monday August 26, 2013 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 11


 

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