Nov 3: Program 5 – Music And Other Drugs
(Crime Drama Feature, Documentary Music Short) We can all understand needing a little “something” to get us through a tough time; but do we always know what really works, and when to stop? Set in the 1984 and based on actual events, director Angie Wang’s feature Cardinal X is about the most powerful drug dealer on the west coast of the United States—a 19-year-old coed. After losing her scholarship, Angie is forced by financial necessity to sell the party drug Ecstasy, making it in the chemistry lab of her prestigious West Coast university. Business heats up, but she is hiding dangerous secrets from everyone in her life—including her best friend, her roommate, and her father—and must choose between chasing her dreams and following the almighty dollar. Featuring Annie Q (of HBO’s The Leftovers) and Francesca Eastwood (of ABC’s Heroes Reborn).
Preceded by the Vancouver-shot, short documentary The Lion from Jonathan Chiang, in which bipolar hip-hop artist Francis Arevalo discovers healing and community through music’s transformative power. A VAFF Best Canadian Short Award nominee.
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Angie Wang / November 3 / USA / 2017 / Crime, Drama / 93 minsIn 1984, the most powerful drug dealer on the west coast of the United States was a 19 year old coed. After losing her scholarship, Angie is forced by financial necessity to become an expert at making the party drug Ecstasy in the chemistry lab at her prestigious West Coast university.
Preceded by: Nov 3: Program 5 – Music And Other Drugs