Published: April 16, 2011
Arts Express: Square Grouper: Interview With A Black Tuna Gang Smuggler
By Prairie Miller
ARTS EXPRESS: The following is an Arts Express audio conversation with Black Tuna Gang smuggler, Robert Platshorn, the longest incarcerated marijuana prisoner in US history. Platshorn served 28 1/2 years in federal lockdown.
Platshorn, talks his appearance in the documentary Square Grouper: The Godfathers Of Ganja, the politics and economics of pot persecution, and what it all has to do with McCarthyism, Roy Cohn, the CIA orchestrated Bay Of Pigs invasion of Cuba, hash brownies and autism, the Bank of Scotland, and why FBI agents wear identical shades. And shares a look inside in tell-all book, Black Tuna Diaries.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE:
More information is at Squaregroupermovie.com and Blacktunadiaries.com.
Prairie Miller is a NY multimedia journalist online, in print and on radio, and on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network's Arts Express. Read more reviews by Prairie Miller. Contact her through NewsBlaze.
Please click this
button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.
Please leave a comment here If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page
Related Movie Reviews News
Here are three not-to-miss big budget films for this week that will bring delight and color to your hectic days ahead, starting with Chappie, and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel followed by independent and foreign films.
There were no upsets in terms of the major categories, with Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) prevailing in the lead acting categories, as expected
Kung Fu Elliot is a kickboxer on a desperate quest to be star. He ropes his girlfriend in to his delusional scheme and the question is, can the relationship last longer than the dream.
We see a procession of movies about artists throughout history suffering for their art, rarely are there sightings of the women in their lives made to suffer too.
Here are the top DVD releases for this week, starting with Whiplash, and just the right time for a fond farewell to the love month of February 2015!
Chris Elliott talks to Prairie Miller about The Rewrite, nutty jobs he's had just to get by, other fellow funny guys who've inspired him, and getting stoned on Groundhog Day.