Colorado Springs Independent

CannaBus Culture Film Fest makes a CO stop to satisfy your senses

Alissa Smith Aug 30, 2018 1:00 AM
2018 CannaBus Culture Film Fest, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., Speakeasy Vape Lounge, 2508 E. Bijou St., $20,
The third annual CannaBus Culture Film Fest, a touring showcase of cannabis themed films, is about to roll into Colorado Springs and Denver. Make no mistake; this isn’t just a casual get together of your best “buds” to watch Cheech & Chong for the 100th time. Rather, the CannaBus festival presents new and relevant films spanning genres and styles. You’ll find burnout comedies like Dude, Where’s My Ferret? of course, but also thoughtful explorations of individuals and communities like Beginning of the Road, a short documentary about veterans treating their PTSD with cannabis; and Dependence, a narrative film about a man who lives drug-free until he starts dating a girl with a self-medicated family. Drama, comedy, long, short (with some one-minute shorts on the docket), the film fest should satisfy all tastes. Plus, since it’ll be held at Speakeasy Vape Lounge, you’re welcome to partake as you watch. Word is you’ll be joined by a few “cannabis celebrities,” though organizers have so far kept their identities a surprise.