Grass


1h 20m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A history on the prohibition of marijuana, the longest running, most disobeyed prohibition of modern times. Utilizing archival footage of 1950s anti-drug propaganda films, 1960s hippie pot marches and 1980s conservative political speeches, the film also serves as a portrait of marijuana in popular m

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Mercury Records; Ontario Film Development Corporation
Distribution Company
LIONSGATE/UNAPIX/UNAPIX ENTERTAINMENT; Lionsgate; Lionsgate
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

A history on the prohibition of marijuana, the longest running, most disobeyed prohibition of modern times. Utilizing archival footage of 1950s anti-drug propaganda films, 1960s hippie pot marches and 1980s conservative political speeches, the film also serves as a portrait of marijuana in popular media over the last 50 years.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Mercury Records; Ontario Film Development Corporation
Distribution Company
LIONSGATE/UNAPIX/UNAPIX ENTERTAINMENT; Lionsgate; Lionsgate
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2000 Genie Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary by the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television.

Released in United States Summer May 31, 2000

Released in United States June 2, 2000

Released in United States June 16, 2000

Released in United States on Video March 27, 2001

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States March 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States 2009

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 10-18, 2000.

Shown at Galway Film Fleadh July 11-16, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Focus On Ron Mann) April 30-May 10, 2009.

Began shooting early March 1996.

Completed shooting June 15, 1996.

Voyager is reportedly the first internet company to obtain the internet rights to a feature length film.

Released in United States Summer May 31, 2000

Released in United States June 2, 2000 (Castro; San Francisco)

Released in United States June 16, 2000 (Nuart; Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 27, 2001

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States March 2000 (Shown at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas March 10-18, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Galway Film Fleadh July 11-16, 2000.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Focus On Ron Mann) April 30-May 10, 2009. )

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)