‘Rolling Papers’: First look at SXSW documentary on pot journalism in CO

From Director Mitch Dickman — An irreverent and incisive year-one look at the emerging world of cannabis legalization through the eyes of the world’s first marijuana editor, Ricardo Baca, and his team at The Denver Post’s new outlet The Cannabist.

The SXSW-premiering documentary film “Rolling Papers” — which follows Denver Post and Cannabist journalists, critics and columnists covering the first year of legal marijuana sales in the modern world — released its first clip today.

Deadline Hollywood debuted the clip — a scene introducing two central characters in the documentary, Denver Post editor Greg Moore and Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca.

The documentary released a short video clip last year as a part of its successful $50,000 Kickstarter campaign — but the above clip is a scene from the actual film debuting in Austin next month.

“Rolling Papers” will screen three times during SXSW: It will premiere at 9:30 p.m. March 15 at the Vimeo Theater, 201 Trinity St. It will also show at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at Alamo Lamar B (1120 S. Lamar Blvd.) and at 2:15 p.m. March 21 at the Stateside Theatre (719 Congress Ave.).