LADY BUDS

MIND THE GAP / ACTIVE CINEMA / DOCS / GROW

US 2021, 96 min Director Chris J. Russo

Now that this history can be more openly told, it’s clear that when it comes to marijuana, women have been the most vital pioneers. Chris J. Russo’s amiable documentary celebrates the women and marginalized people who’ve truly tended the roots of cannabis culture, from innovating in medicinal usage and organic agriculture to combating discrimination. Living and working within the so-called Emerald Triangle of Humboldt, Trinity, and Mendocino Counties, where descendants of back-to-the-landers and new transplants alike carry on the legacy of communal agriculture, the subjects of Lady Buds face a mountain of obstacles, but bravely keep fighting for a greater understanding of cannabis’ healing potential. Russo explores the rapidly changing nature of an only recently legalized industry without ever losing sight of the grassroots farmers, horticulturists, and activists of a once-underground culture now at risk of corporate takeover. –Nadine Smith

US PREMIERE

We will be joined in person by Chris Russo, Director, Lady Buds, for an onstage conversation following the Saturday, Oct 9, screening at CinéArts Sequoia.

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Saturday, Oct 9, 4:30pm, CinéArts Sequoia

Wednesday, Oct 13, 12:00pm, Smith Rafael Film Center

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DIRECTOR

Chris J. Russo is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened at festivals all over the world, including the Sundance Film Festival; have aired on Showtime, PBS, IFC and LOGO; and are available on Netflix. With a keen ability to work across multiple genres, Russo enjoys capturing the drama or finding the comedy of a scene, drawing a story from documentary subjects, all while paying great attention to the visual image. Lady Buds is her feature debut.

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2021
RUNNING TIME:96 min
DIRECTOR:Chris J. Russo
WRITERS:Chris J. Russo, Tamara Maloney
PRODUCERS:Chris J. Russo, Michael J. Katz, Christian Bruno
CINEMATOGRAPHER:Christian Bruno

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