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Seattle Hempfest, Local Churches to Show Previews of Documentary ‘Legalize It’

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Seattle Hempfest and three Seattle churches will host sneak previews of the definitive new pot documentary LEGALIZE IT, a socially conscious documentary on Prop 19 – the 2010 campaign to legalize marijuana in California.

Scenes from the film will be shown at Seattle Hempfest on Saturday, August 18 in the afternoon in the Hemposium followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and film participants. Participants include Judge Jim Gray (running mate of Presidential candidate Governor Gary Johnson), Dan Rush (Director, National Medical Cannabis & Hemp Division at UFCW) and Jodie Emery.

The entire film screens at Bethany United Church of Christ in Seattle on Friday, August 17 at 7:00pm with a filmmaker Q & A. Bethany UCC is located at 6230 Beacon Avenue South Seattle, WA 98108.

Pastor Carl Livingston (“Shoestrings and Bootstraps”) will present film selections at Kingdom Christian Center with the filmmakers in attendance on Sunday, August 19 at 11:00am. Kingdom CC is located at 800 SW 34th Street Renton, WA 98057.

The entire film screens at Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, August 19 at 6:00pm followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, film’s subjects (including Dan Rush and Amanda Rain), and Betty Taylor, former Chief of Police, St. Louis, MO and speaker for LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). Representatives from New Approach Washington will be there to answer questions about Initiative 502, a Washington state initiative that legalizes and regulates marijuana for adults and is on the November 2012 general election ballot. Woodinville UUC is located at 19020 NE Woodinville Duvall Road Woodinville, WA 98072.

About LEGALIZE IT:
In collaboration with Willie Nelson’s Luck Films — award-winning filmmaking duo director Dan Katzir and producer Ravit Markus (Yiddish Theater: A Love Story, Out for Love … Be Back Shortly), with producer Lati Grobman (Righteous Kill, Run for the Money), captured the Prop 19 marijuana campaign in the new documentary.

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