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OU Movie West Coast Premiere

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About the Film

The film revolves around Oaksterdam University (OU), the world’s first cannabis college, and tells the unknown origin story of the people who took monumental risks to make cannabis legalization possible. It celebrates the courageous heritage of the legacy industry and the movement that started at OU and would go on to impact the world.

The award-winning documentary, by critically-acclaimed filmmakers Dan Katzir and Ravit Markus, sheds light on the cannabis legalization movement through the lens of Oaksterdam University leaders. Katzir and Markus spent 10 years shadowing OU Founder Richard Lee and Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones as they fought to get the Prop 19 legalization measure on the ballot in California, then as they weathered a federal raid that threatened to shut them down. The film captures their struggles and triumphs as they fought to bring this topic to the mainstream.

Screening Events


Dances with Films Festival

JUNE 29, 2023 | Red Carpet – 6:40 | Film & Q&A – 7pm

DANCES WITH FILMS (DWF:LA & DWF:NYC), now in its 25th year, champions the unflinching spirit at the very core of the independent film scene. While the vast majority of film fests rely heavily on celebrity, we have relied on the innovation, talent, creativity and sweat equity that revolutionized the entertainment industry. And that reliance continues to prove successful with alumni moving on to write, direct and produce celebrity-studded vehicles, star in blockbuster movies and television series, produce multi-million dollar films and create hit TV shows. Oh…. and we even have several OSCAR® nominees… In a world of homogenized, formulaic film festivals, DWF:LA continues to defy the rules.

TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood

6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Don’t Miss Out!

After Party

Hosted at Teddy’s Lounge at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel, hosted by Incognito Cannabis Beverages and Oaksterdam Nonprofit for Education. A ticket for the film gets you into the party

Past Screenings

Lighthouse International Film Festival

JUNE 10, 2023 | 3:45 PM ET

The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a celebration of cinema, creativity, and community on Long Beach Island, N.J. This year’s festival, taking place from June 7-11, promises to be a spectacular showcase of films handpicked from top film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, and more.


120 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, NJ 08008

Post-Screening Q&A

In person with Film Director Ravit Markus, along with film participant Evan Nison.

After Party

Afterward, join the Oaksterdam Nonprofit for Education (The ONE), a 501(c)(3) for an after-party hosted by The Arcview Group at the Firefly Gallery.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


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Slamdance Film Festival 2023

JANUARY 20, 2023 | 10:15 AM MST


255 Main St, Park City, UT 84060

Post-Screening Q&A

Followed by a Q&A with New Love filmmakers Ravit Markus and Dan Katzir


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How Advocacy Shapes Policy

JANUARY 24, 2023 | 3PM MST

From California to Utah, access to medical cannabis has been created by dedicated individuals who saw the need across their communities and stayed focused on bringing patients together to use their voices to advocate for progress. During our time together, we will have an intimate discussion about the landscape of cannabis advocacy, the work that leads to progress, and the passion behind the movement that continues in Utah and across our country.

Student Union, University of Utah

200 S, Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Christine Stenquist, TRUCE

Diane Goldstein, LEAP

Dale Sky Jones, Oaksterdam University

Jeff Jones, Oaksterdam University

Weldon Angelos, The Weldon Project


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


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The Team Behind the Documentary

New Love Films is a Los Angeles based creative company that produces award-winning critically-acclaimed content for film, television, and digital platforms. Our films aired on HBO, Channel 4 UK, and France 2, to name a few; played in movie theaters across the US garnering stellar reviews in the LA TIMES, NY TIMES, and the Hollywood Reporter, as well as many other publications; and have been screened in hundreds of film festivals, Ivy League universities, museums and other educational institutions around the world. We collaborate with networks, non-profit and corporate clients in the US, Europe and Israel, providing production services from inception, through research, all the way to post-production. Past clients include Mentorn/Channel 4 UK, Channels 8, 10 and 1 Israel.

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