Sundance 2010 Video Interview: Director Clay Liford & Actor Nate Rubin (MY MOM SMOKES WEED)

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
January 31st, 2010

As we grow up, the life cycle rotates. Our parents grow old and stop taking care of us. And in return for the life they've given us and helped us through, we take care of them. We give back the generosity. We reciprocate the love. We pay it forward. And, in some cases, we drive them to buy marijuana from shady and thuggish drug dealers.

At least that's what one son (Nate Rubin) experiences in Writer/Director Clay Liford's hilarious short MY MOM SMOKES WEED. Most moms like to work in the garden and the grass, this one likes to smoke it.

Since making its festival debut at the Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival, the semi-autobiographical short has shown to many festival audiences including the Austin Film Festival, CineVegas, Cinesol and most recently the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Shorts Program.

Check out our interview with Clay and Nate, as we sit down and talk about the film. You can also see the trailer for MY MOM SMOKES WEED after the jump.

Interview by: James Wallace
Edited by: Chase Whale

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