HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS TO OPEN THEATRICALLY
IN DENVER JULY 5, NOW AVAILABLE ON VOD, ITUNES, AND OTHER ON DEMAND PLATFORMS
“[Director Matthew Cooke’s] deceptively entertaining packaging is skillfully handled.”
– Screen International
Tribeca Film announces the new documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs will open in theaters nationwide starting June 26, 2013 with a wider theatrical rollout through Summer 2013. The film is currently available on VOD, iTunes, and other on demand platforms.
A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is an insider’s guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry. Told from the perspective of former drug dealers, and featuring interviews with rights advocates Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, and David Simon (creator of “The Wire”), the film gives you the lessons you need to start your own drug empire while exposing the corruption behind the “war on drugs.”
“There is a hard honesty to what the ‘lessons’ of the war on drugs teach our youth,” said Cooke. “The mission of the film was not to promote those lessons but to expose them, and to do so in a radically honest way.”
Director Matthew Cooke, with producers Adrian Grenier and Bert Marcus, presents a highly stylized, businesslike portrait of the black market economy that is the drug trade in the United States. Through the eyes of seasoned drug dealers and law enforcement officials alike, the film deconstructs this economic structure starting with street-level dealers, whose income is comparable to minimum wage earnings, all the way to accomplished drug importers, whose income can be estimated at a minimum of $100 million a year.
How to Make Money Selling Drugs is a Bert Marcus Production in association with Reckless Productions.
Opening dates (as of June 18, 2013):
New York, NY June 26 IFC Center
New York, NY June 28 Mist Cinema
Los Angeles, CA June 28 Downtown Independent
Seattle, WA June 28 Northwest Film Forum
Portland, OR June 28 Hollywood Theatre
Atlanta, GA June 28 Plaza Theatre
Miami, FL July 2 O Cinema
Denver, CO July 5 SIE Film Center
Columbus, OH July 5 Gateway Film Center
San Francisco, CA July 12 Roxie Theatre
Berkeley, CA July 12 Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
Chicago, IL July 12 Facets Cinematheque
Louisville, KY July 12 Village 8 Theatres
The trailer can be viewed at the following link: