The Absinthe Drinkers (Movie)

Due for release next year, "The Absinthe Drinkers" is a "story of a woman artist’s struggle to succeed in the male-dominated art world of 19th century Paris and Florence." Here's the link to the movie's website. A more detailed but unauthorized plot description is here .

Posted by Dave Trippel on September 21, 2009 at 10:29 PM in Absinthe, Film | Permalink

United States Narcotic Farm 1935-1975

Nancy Campbell, Historian of Science, and Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensalear Polytechnic Institute co-edited with filmmakers J.P. Olson and Luke Walden The Narcotic Farm: A History of Photographs, Abrams: New York, 2008. This book is an offshoot of the 1 hour documentary film "The Narcotic Farm" completed last Fall by the two filmmakers and broadcast on various public stations over the last seven months. 

The film is not available for purchase at this time, but people are encouraged to ask their local PBS station to air it. It is distributed to public TV by NETA and is available for all public TV programmers. People are asked to contact the filmmakers through the film website to find out how to preview the film.

Posted by Dave Trippel on May 8, 2009 at 07:37 PM in Addiction, Books, Drugs (general), Film, Law Enforcement, LSD, Opium, Psychiatric Drugs, Science, United States | Permalink