So far, unless you live in a major city and attend indie film festivals, or go to SXSW, you may not have had an opportunity to see Dirty Pictures, the award-winning documentary about the Shulgins by Etienne Sauret. Now you can order your own copy online:
Fri Oct 14 – 7:15 PM: Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th St., S.F. Sat Oct 15 – 9:30 PM: Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Tues Oct 18 – 7:15 PM: Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th St., S.F.
Friday Oct 14 screening followed by an Opening Night Party at CellSpace (2050 Bryant at 18th). Featuring Siamese Stereo, Placentaur, and DJ Violent Vickie. $6 or Free admission with your Dirty Pictures ticket stub. The party is 21up.
About the Film: From a lab in his California home, using himself and wife Ann as test subjects, Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin is on a quest: to unlock the complexities of the human mind…with psychedelic drugs. Targeted by some and revered by many, this genius “rogue chemist” has synthesized and researched over 200 compounds, including his most famous: MDMA. Great scenes, from cutting-edge neuroscience facilities to Burning Man, add to Sasha’s considerable star power, illustrating the many sides of our great drug debate.