9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021 Globe Cinema

19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022 Globe Cinema

Better Living Through Chemistry

Canada, 2021 : Alberta Premiere
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If it weren't for the hypocrisy of drug prohibition, everyone would know these names: Sasha Shulgin (1925 - 2014) was a chemist who discovered nearly 200 psychedelic substances, including MDMA and 2CB. His wife and co-author, Ann Shulgin (b. 1931), is a lay therapist and a pioneer in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy.

Sasha's revolutionary approach and scientific expertise established a gold standard in psychedelic research, but it was Ann's skills with people and words that spread these ideas to the wider culture. This is the story of how Ann met Sasha, and how the chemistry they created has given humanity a chance to evolve. Ann and Sasha achieved a kind of intimacy that most people only dream of. Sasha’s revolutionary approach and scientific expertise established a gold standard in psychedelic research, but Ann’s way with people and words helped spread these ideas to the wider culture.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2021

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Connie Littlefield is a Canadian filmmaker whose first feature HOFMANN'S POTION: THE EARLY YEARS OF LSD (2002), produced by the National Film Board of Canada, was one of the first documentaries to delve into the little-known early history of the world's most famous psychedelic. Her follow-up film, FEED YOUR HEAD (2010), won the Founder's Award at the Yorkton Film Festival and has reached a wide audience through natural health networks such as Gaia TV. BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY (2021) is her most recent feature film.

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Created by Connor, host of Union Jacked, Thursdays, 6-7PM

screened with a short film

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Canada (Alberta), 2021,15 min, Director Kate Breedon

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Documentary / First Feature / Woman Director

English
88 minutes

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Director
Connie Littlefield

Screenwriters
Siobhan Flanagan
Connie Littlefield

Producer
Connie Littlefield

Executive Producer
Michael MacMillan
Jordan Nahmias
Tas
Peter van der Heyden

Cinematographer
Sue Johnson

Music
Andy McNeill

Editor 
James Yates

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Official website:
https://conceptafilm.com/better-living-through-chemistry/

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