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Directed by Riley Morton

United States, Seattle 2013 86 mins.

The passage of I-502—the ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana usage in Washington State—attracted national attention. Evergreen follows the successful campaign in detail and provides an overview of the debates involved in pushing the initiative to the finish line. “Morton captures the crucial moment when plenty of people agree on the general idea of legalization, but differ wildly on its specifics. The dissenting voices come not from those opposed to the legalization, but rather the terms of regulation set fort in the initiative. Rather than viewing the cause exclusively through the stoned proclamations of the movement’s base, most of the people featured are levelheaded advocates of fair policies.”—Indiewire.

Genres: Documentary

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.