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Wednesday, August 15th
The Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Drinks Specials and Food 7:30pm-9pm | Screening 9:00pm-10:30pm
Come hungry - we will be serving up space tacos from The Taco Project! Now with beer on draft!
Mindshare LA is Proud to Present a Special Screening of:
Dirty Pictures Documentary: There Are No Casual Experiments
A Documentary Produced & Directed by Filmmaker Etienne Sauret
DIRTY PICTURES is a documentary about Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, the rogue chemist who discovered the effects of MDMA (aka Ecstasy) and over 200 other mind-altering drugs. Shulgin’s alchemy has earned him the title “The Godfather of Psychedelics,” and a reputation as one of the great chemists of the 20th century.
Working from a lab in his home, and using himself and his wife Ann as test subjects, Shulgin's discoveries have brought him into conflict with the law but made him a worldwide underground hero. The two books they co-authored, “Pihkal” and “Tihkal”, have built a foundation for cutting-edge neuroscience and medical research. DIRTY PICTURES examines the impact of Dr. Shulgin's lifelong quest to unlock the complexities of the human mind.
"Whether you have ingested the good doctor’s creations or not, Dirty Pictures illustrates the passion for exploration of the unknown."
"An endearing portrait of the man who first popularized MDMA.. the film is worth getting ecstatic about."
"Dirty Pictures is a fascinating portrait of a brilliant chemist on a quest to unlock the complexities of the human mind, and the people whose lives have been forever affected by his work."
More details at http://dirtypicturesthefilm.com/index.html