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Where to see “Cocaine Bear” in Louisville

This bizarre Kentucky story hits theaters on Friday, Feb. 24.

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“Cocaine Bear” follows a group of oddball cops, criminals, tourists, and teens in a Georgia forest.

Poster courtesy of Brownstone Productions

The story of Kentucky’s “Cocaine Bear” is a tale as old as time in the bluegrass state — weaving its strangeness onto merchandise like shirts and even “blow globes.” And now the pop culture icon is hitting the big screen tomorrow, February 24 with the release of the feature-length movie, “Cocaine Bear.”

The movie is loosely based on the true story (with jarring headlines) from 1985 when a black bear ate a bag of cocaine after it was ditched from a drug dealer’s plane. Here’s a few notes on the film:
Genre: Dark comedy
Director: Elizabeth Banks — Effie Trinket from “The Hunger Games” film franchise
Run time: 1 hr, 35 min

Here’s where to see it:

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