Montclair Film Forum Presents: Hempsters Plant the Seed Test Screening
Host: Hempsters Plant the Seed - The University Tour
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Montclair State University, University Hall RM 1040
Street: 1 Normal Avenue
City/Town: Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University’s Film Forum brings prominent contemporary filmmakers to campus to screen their films and speak about their work and the profession. Sponsored by the Filmmaking Program of the College of the Arts, the screening and discussion series is held every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in University Hall Room 1040, and is free and open to all students and the general public.
Hempsters Plant the Seed - Special Guest Appearance by Director Michael Henning
If you've felt indifferent to the industrial hemp movement so far, this lively documentary will jump start your thinking. After witnessing the arrest of Woody Harrelson for planting four feral hemp seeds in Kentucky and his subsequent trial and acquittal, you will likely be spittin' mad. You might be nearly as mad as traveling Hemp activist Craig Lee and a number of featured old-school Kentucky tobacco farmers who just want to grow the multipurpose crop as a way to save their farms.
You might become as disillusioned as Alex White Plume, leader of the Lakota "Tiospaye" (family clan), and the first family to plant industrial hemp on American soil since the 1950's. He makes a startling case that his right to grow hemp is a sovereignty issue. Julia Butterfly Hill goes to extreme lengths to protest the pulping of old-growth forests by living for over two years at the top of a 1,000 year old redwood tree in Northern California. Julia believes Hemp is the solution to deforestation we can use hemp pulp instead of wood pulp for paper. Gatewood Galbraith, the fiery orator of the US Reform Party, attempts to bring to the public at large to its senses in his own inimitable style.
A hyper-paced ride with a sizzling soundtrack, this motion picture puts hemp at the heart of just about every grassroots issue in America today. Featured players include Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ralph Nader and Woody Harrelson. More than a political study of cannabis, Hempsters is a rousing portrait of our country's most spirited and sensible free-thinkers.