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Bangkok arthouse back with ‘Golden Ganja’ for its Stoner Movie Fest

A downtown arthouse cinema will reopen next month with an event that will draw both cinephiles and potheads.

Over two years since it went dark mid-2020, Cinema Oasis announced this morning that it will welcome moviegoers again next month with its second edition of the Amazing Stoner Movie Fest. The event will screen movies selected from submissions sent to the organizers. The best film will receive the “Golden Ganja” award and US$1,000 cash.

The lack of iconic Thai stoner movies was cited as the reason for organizing the event, said cinema co-owner Ing Kanjanavanit. 

“The world has Cheech & Chong, Harold & Kumar, but there’s no Piak & Odd,” Ing said. “It was an experiment to see if such a thing as a Thai stoner film existed.”

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