“Evergreen” I-502 Documentary Challenges President Obama to End War on Marijuana

“Evergreen” finished as one of the Top Ten Documentaries screened this year at SIFF, the largest and most well-attended film festival in the United States. The “Evergreen” producers are currently shopping the film for wider distribution as cannabis reform news continues to break daily across the nation.

Media members may request a private Vimeo link or DVD Press Screener of “Evergreen” by replying to this release. Director Riley Morton and producers Nils Cowan and Jason Reid are available for interviews.    

Reviews

“A fascinating, extraordinarily well-researched and executed doc… How the law was constructed, why it succeeded in passing, what loopholes still exist that could potentially continue discriminatory law enforcement practices – it’s all laid out digestibly and compellingly by Morton and his team.”
Filmmaker Magazine
   

  

“A prologue to the next chapters of marijuana legislation… setting the stage for the discussion of federal legalization… captures a crucial moment in the future of marijuana activism…”  

Indiewire  

  

“Evergreen offers an important boots-on-the-ground perspective… The personalities and rhetoric are colorful and the film’s presentation is lively…”   

The Hollywood Reporter 

      

“Journalistic objectivity enables the movie to illustrate a fascinating truism about human behavior: People on opposite sides of an issue often favor the all-or-nothing hardline over true compromise.” CityArts  

  

“3 out of 4 stars. It’s at its best when it’s creating a dialogue between supporters and opponents, calling special attention to the thoughtful reasoning behind the opposition.” 

The Seattle Times   

  

“The movie felt as timely as a news broadcast. An important document for students of political history to see how a successful campaign is won, and how it’s lost… a useful companion to DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus’ The War Room…”  

Another Rainy Saturday 

  

“A compelling, provocative and enlightening glimpse into the complex and sometimes contrary world of cannabis legalization in the United States. All of the controversy, infighting and emotion that is inherent in democracy is included in this fast moving example of what it takes to exact reform under the iron fist of pot prohibition. Any serious reformer, cannabis enthusiast or student of history will want to take the time to view this historic time capsule of a film.”
 Vivian McPeak, Seattle Hempfest