Reefer Madness screening to look at propaganda film techniques

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Date & Time

Sat, Apr 20 7:00 PM

Address (map)

4916 Carpinteria Ave. in Carpinteria.


Alcazar Theater

Screening of Reefer Madness will include talk and Q&A

KopSun LLC will host a screening of Reefer Madness coupled with a short study on the propaganda film at 7 p.m., April 20, at The Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave. in Carpinteria.

Perhaps America’s best-known propaganda film, Reefer Madness was produced by the federal government in 1936 as a cautionary tale of the evils of marijuana and its inevitable addiction. The film mixes scare tactics, lurid details, and melodrama to tell the story of three drug dealers who introduce marijuana to innocent high schoolers. Wild parties, jazz music, and life shattering events unfold.

The film is not rated, and its run time is 1 hour, 8 minutes. The director is Louis Gasnier, and actors include Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, and Lillian Miles.

“Cannabis is a very misunderstood plant. We thought it would be interesting to look at a source of the misrepresentation. This event should appeal to film buffs as well as the general public,” notes Tina Fanucchi-Frontado, CEO of KopSun LLC, a cannabis health and wellness company.

Tickets are $15 and available at For questions, email

To view the film’s trailer, click here.

Please note: There will be no cannabis products for sale at this event. Carpinteria is a smoke free city, and the Alcazar Theatre strongly enforces this ordinance.

About KopSun LLC

Dedicated to health and education, KopSun supports the cannabis lifestyle with education, a carefully curated product line, and the KopSun Seal of Approval. KopSun is based in Carpinteria, Calif. and is an avid and staunch supporter of its community. For more information, visit, email, or call (805) 881-1218.

About The Alcazar Theatre

It is the mission of The Alcazar Theter to be a venue that is the center of arts and entertainment for the entire Carpinteria Valley community. The theater is located at 4916 Carpinteria Ave. in downtown Carpinteria. The phone number is (805) 684-6380, and the Web site is



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