Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival and Summit on 4/20 to Kick Off with Movies, Munchies and Music

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April 18, 2018, Palm Springs, CA – PSCannafest opens 4/20 at 4:20! Join us for opening night of the Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival and Summit at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Special guest Italian filmmaker Francesco Bussalai is here for the North American premiere of his documentary RE-LEGALIZED. The double-header screening also includes Flavia Cassani, co-founder of Flow Kana, appearing with her beautifully shot cinematic short PLANT. A pre-screening reception includes munchies concocted by MasterChef culinary artist Stephen Lee, opening remarks by California Cannabis Czar, Chief Lori Ajax and music by Bob Hamilton- all kicking-off at 4:20 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available online at Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival

OPENING NIGHT SCHEDULE

April 20, 2018

4:20 PM Music and No Host Bar

5:30 PM Munchies by Stephen Lee

6:45 PM Opening Remarks with Lori Ajax

7:15 PM Film Screenings Plant and Re-Legalized

RE-LEGALIZED

A Journey into the Re-Legalization of Cannabis. Why is it that a plant that has been on the Earth for 38 million years, known and used for the last 5.000 years, has been prohibited for the last 80 years? Why, in the U.S., are an increasing number of states today legalizing and regulating its medical and recreational use? What political and economic direction will this plants journey take? What can we learn in Europe from those who first prohibited it and are now re-legalizing it?

An amazing therapeutic journey crossing the borders of re-legalization: travelling through the valleys and mountains of organic growers vs. tobacco corporations, enlightened scientists and vested interests of the pharmaceutical companies; traversing the diverse experiences of those spending years in prison thanks to marijuana related offences and others helping to build this huge new industry…dreaming of a world saved by cannabis.

Trailer: http://www.relegalized.com/en

PLANT

Take a cinematic look at the beauty of a full growing season on a small, craft cannabis farm in California’s famed Emerald Triangle. Captured over the course of a year, the film takes the viewer on a visual tour of a family farm that has established itself as one of the world’s premier cannabis producers.

Trailer: Trailer

OPENING NIGHT TICKETS

$25 Opening night film and reception tickets
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The Palm Springs Cultural Center is at the forefront of recognizing the interconnection between the cultural arts and food culture, and their combined importance to the vitality, collective consciousness and sustainability of the community. The Center incubates and produces a wide variety of programs and events including film festivals, farmers markets, live performances and lecture series, all of which act as a creative inspiration point to expanding our knowledge and building meaningful relationships with the people and natural environment around us.

Founded by Ric and Rozene Supple in 2007, The Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that embodies their life-long dedication to enhancing the lives and well-being of people living in the Coachella Valley.

Maria Calabrese

Maria’s mission is to combine her background and passion to bring trusted news ranging from legalization to normalization on all things cannabis to the forefront.  She is an animal lover and her new rescue canine answers to “MJ,” Mary Jane in memory of her last two dogs, “M”aggie and “J”uanita and in honor of this miraculous medical plant!