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Film Screening: Exclusive Sacto Premiere of Magnolia Pictures "Cocaine Cowboys"
Date Friday December 01
Time 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St, Sacramento, CA - off K St between 19th & 20th next to the back end of Old Spaghetti Factory
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorShiny Object
Shiny Object, Fools Foundation and Magnolia Pictures present the exclusive Sacramento premiere of the new documentary "Cocaine Cowboys." Admission for this is $7.00.

The cocaine trade of the 70s and 80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once sleepy retirement community into one of the world’s most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia’s Medellin cartel. By the early 80s, Miami’s tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a Time cover story dubbed the city “Paradise Lost.”

With "Cocaine Cowboys," filmmaker Billy Corben ­ whose first feature caused a sensation at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival ­ paints a dazzling portrait of a cultural explosion that still echoes as Hollywood myth, evidenced by the latest manifestation, Universal’s big screen version of "Miami Vice." Composer of the original "Miami Vice" theme, Jan Hammer, provides the score for "Cocaine Cowboys".

"A hyperventilating account of the blood-drenched Miami drug culture in the 1970’s and 80’s, the movie overflows with cops and coroners, snitches and smugglers, reporters and importers. Most resemble refugees from "Scarface," and all talk a mile a minute - except for the dead bodies, of course." - New York Times

"**** An uncommonly well-researched documentary which achieves an adrenalized, almost coked-up momentum." - Time Out New York

"Fascinating and genuinely engrossing. The tales of "the Godmother" make even Tony Montana’s antics in "Scarface" seem like kiddie fodder". - Miami Herald

This has a R rating tied to it for "pervasive drug content, gruesome, violent images and language." And the MPAA is actually pretty accurate on this one.

Please note: Admission for "Cocaine Cowboys" will be $7.00.
Added to the calendar on Monday Nov 13th, 2006 5:36 PM
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