Not on Netflix: Polk County Pot Plane

Jul 22, 2015

(Jim West, 1977, United States, VHS, 90 min)

Presented with Scarecrow Video!

One Night Only!


POLK COUNTY POT PLANE (aka IN HOT PURSUIT) isn't just an undiscovered trash cinema gem about a couple of good ol' boys tryna stick it to the man. It's also a spectacularly singular piece of regional exploitation. Based on a true and completely ridiculous event in which a plane full of weed landed on a makeshift runway on top of a Georgia mountain, enacted by locals on the original locations with the actual airplane involved (hence it getting its own credit), with relatively no money and a nearly entirely non-professional cast and crew (including stuntmen, which the credits promise there were none of). French New Wave legend Jacques Rivette famously once said that "Every film is a documentary of its own making," and if that's true then this is not just a document of an event and its filmed reenactment but of the birth of a local legend. This may be amateurish, silly, and cheaply made, but no amount of money or talent in the world could make it a more amazing movie.

Special Ticket Pricing: $6 General


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