Rolling Papers (film)

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Rolling Papers
Directed byMitch Dickman
StarringRicardo Baca
CountryUnited States

Rolling Papers is a 2015 documentary film directed by Mitch Dickman and featuring Ricardo Baca.[1][2][3] The "deceptively rote title" is said to be a winking reference to Baca's work as a newspaper writer.[4]


The Guardian gave the documentary three out of five stars.[5] Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times wrote: "The film... has a maddeningly short attention span, delving just far enough into one subject to whet your appetite before flitting on to the next. That approach extends to a secondary theme: whether the pot beat is just a gimmick, a desperate effort to attract attention and readers. That possibility is raised but never really examined... So the two most likely audiences for this documentary — people interested in marijuana and people interested in the news business — will probably find it shallower than they’d hoped. It's full of discussion points but lets them go by undiscussed."[6]


  1. ^ ""Rolling Papers" review: Lively documentary follows Denver Post pot editor". The Denver Post. Digital First Media. February 17, 2016. ISSN 1930-2193. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Baca, Ricardo (April 25, 2014). "First views from "Rolling Papers" documentary (video)". The Cannabist. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Baca, Ricardo (November 23, 2015). "World Premiere: 'Rolling Papers' hits theaters February 2016". The Cannabist. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Clayton DILLARD (February 14, 2016), "Rolling Papers", Slant Magazine (film review)
  5. ^ Hoffman, Jordan (February 17, 2016). "Rolling Papers review – marijuana documentary delivers moderate buzz". The Guardian. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (February 18, 2016). "Review: 'Rolling Papers' Follows The Denver Post on the Marijuana Beat". The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2017.

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