Reviews & Praise
Making a film with a pot-grower as the central character was ground-breaking and caused quite a sensation even in the supposedly progressive San Francisco Bay Area. The video below is excerpted from an interview with correspondent Frank Kracher of KGO Channel 7 News...
...The interview and a great review in the SF Chronicle brought people to the theater. This was the beginning of our national tour.
San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, September 13, 1991
Comic Perils of a Pot Farmer by Mick LaSalle, Chronicle Staff Critic
The Moneytree is an independent feature about a young marijuana grower in Marin County coming to a crossroads in his life - no, but keep reading anyway. This peculiar picture, which opens today at the Kabuki, has something.
It was directed by Alan Dienstag, who apparently was a beat poet in North Beach in the '50s. His first feature shows a nice assurance, an ease in its storytelling that is not at all sloppy. Read more...