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Enter the Void
by Gaspar NoƩ (Director)
Publisher:
IFC Films 
Year:
2010 
Reviewed by Jon Hanna
2/21/2012

If the folks from The Partnership at Drugfree.org need any fuel to feed the ideals of their non-profit organization’s media-driven attempt at persuading America’s youth to eschew drugs, they could sponsor showings of Enter the Void. Children might learn that creative inspiration produced via the confluence of psychedelics and Eastern spiritual philosophies leads to self-indulgent, tiresome filmmaking. THIS is what results from smoking DMT, kids!
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The Emerald Forest
by Rospo Pallenberg
Publisher:
Christel Films 
Year:
1985 
Reviewed by Pedro
5/14/2011

Psychedelics are featured in this movie as part of a rainforest tribe’s culture. While they play a secondary role in a movie whose primary message is an environmental one, drug usage by indigenous tribes is well represented. [ read more ]

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Easy Rider
by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper & Terry Southern
Publisher:
Columbia Pictures 
Year:
1969 
Reviewed by Pedro
5/14/2011

The classic low-budget film that symbolizes an end to innocence for the Sixties. Despite the glamorous, positive role drugs take on the movie the tragic ending sort of ruins it for the detached, free lifestyle the two main characters dreamed of. [ read more ]

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The Secret Life of Mushrooms
by Kat Green
Publisher:
Kat Green 
Year:
2011 
Reviewed by earth
4/18/2011

Kathleen Green’s “The Secret Life of Mushrooms” (2011) is a well-produced, accessible, forty-nine minute, drug-geek’s-eye-view of Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico, the town that launched psilocybin-containing mushrooms from local secret to international psychedelic drug through the pages of Life Magazine.

Cut into steep hillsides at 5,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of the state of Oaxaca (about 175 miles ... [ read more ]

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Dirty Pictures
by Etienne Sauret
Publisher:
Etienne Sauret 
Year:
2010 
Reviewed by GregM
3/29/2010

Dirty Pictures is a straightforward look at Sasha and Ann Shulgin—their opinions, their motivations, and their passions. Talking intimately about such topics as friendship, love, and community, the Shulgins are “caught in the act” of living their lives; Etienne Sauret—filling multiple roles as director, producer, and cinematographer—clearly has a gifted eye. [ read more ]