San Rafael-based Alcohol Justice announced a new film event for the Bay Area – The Reel Recovery Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area Edition.
The four-day (April 24-27, 2014) festival will present select feature-length and short, fictional and factual alcohol and drug addiction themed films that highlight the disease as well as the hope and opportunity for recovery. There will be expert panel discussions following most of the screenings.
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“We are bringing the Reel Recovery Film Festival to San Francisco and Marin in partnership with Studio City-based Writers In Treatment, founders of the 6 year-old multi-city film festival,” stated Michael Scippa, director of Public Affairs for Alcohol Justice.
Such films as “Flight,” starring Denzel Washington, and the documentaries “Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian,” “The Honour of All,” “Bill W,” and “Russell Brand: My Life Without Drugs” will be screened.
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There will also be an opening night symposium hosted by William Cope Moyers, author of “Broken: My Story of Addiction and Recovery.”
Mr. Moyers will be joined by Jan Wahl, Michael Pritchard, and other special guests in a conversation called “Chasing the Muse – When You’re Stone Cold Sober.”
Sponsors of the Reel Recovery Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area edition currently include Center Point, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, Kaiser Permanente, Recovery Station TV, The Salesforce Foundation and individuals.
All income beyond expenses will support the work of Alcohol Justice and Writers In Treatment, both non-profit organizations.