WEEDS (USA, 115 min)
Directed by John D. Hancock
After his many suicide attempts, San Quentin lifer Lee Umstetter (Nick Nolte) is encouraged by a traveling theater group stages a performance and motivated to write and direct his own play with his fellow prisoners. Lee is discovered by a sympathetic newspaper critic (Rita Taggart), whose advocacy leads to his release, and the forming of his own theater troupe with other former inmates; however, life on the outside isn’t as easy as he had expected.
- Festival Screening: Friday March 10th, 2017 approx. 7:00 pm
- Q&A: Weeds co-star Rita Taggart, writer Dorothy Tristan and writer/director John Hancock to immediately follow screening
- Cautionary Suggestion: Ages 16+