2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Rolling Papers

Sunday, March 15
9:30PM - 10:49PM

Vimeo Theater
201 Trinity St


In today’s media, the status quo can flip so abruptly that news outlets are forced to reshape themselves. On January 1, 2014 as recreational marijuana explodes off the shelves of Colorado dispensaries, The Denver Post is telling the story. The Cannabist is the first pot section of a major newspaper and Ricardo Baca, the world’s first marijuana editor sets out to report history in the making with a team of straight-laced staff writers and offbeat freelancers. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm on a new beat: pot journalism. Legalization is an experiment for society and a risk for the dying industry of newspapers to hedge its bets on a new one.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 79min

Director: Mitch Dickman

Executive Producer: Dave Berlin, Joni Eddy

Producer: Britta Erickson, Daniel Junge, Karl Kister

Cinematographer: Zachary Armstrong

Editor: Zachary Armstrong, Davis Coombe, Tim Kaminski

Sound Designer: Jason McDaniel

Additional Credits: Producer: Alison Greenberg-Millice, Producer: Katie Shapiro, Executive Producer: Chad Troutwine, Executive Producer: Walker Diebel


Mitch is an award-winning producer/director based in Denver, CO. Past directing credits include Hanna Ranch (2014), DNC Mediamockracy (2010) and A Test of Wills (2009). Mitch has freelanced on over 25 feature films and is the founder of Listen Productions— dedicated to creating art that promotes communication and makes a positive impact in society.

Sales Agent: Zac Bright, Preferred Content, 323-782-9193, zac@preferredcontent.net

Public Film Contact
Katie Shapiro
Listen Productions

Publicity Contact
Jenny Bloom



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